Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - Kevin Key Photography - San Diego, California
Milky Water: Milky Way and Old Railroad Water Tower

Milky Water: Milky Way and Old Railroad Water Tower

In Dos Cabezas, California. Part of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

I illuminated the water tower with a Nichia 219BT LED. This LED gives a nice warm color temperature - unlike the cold harsh light from most LEDs.

Part of The Impossible Railroad / SD&AE created by John D. Spreckels.

The San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway Company is a short-line American railroad originally founded in 1906 as the San Diego & Arizona Railway (SD&A) by sugar heir, developer, and entrepreneur John D. Spreckels. Dubbed "The Impossible Railroad" by many engineers of its day due to the immense logistical challenges involved, the line was established in part to provide San Diego with a direct rail link to the east by connecting with the Southern Pacific Railroad lines in El Centro, California. The SD&A's 146.4-mile (235.61 km) route originates in San Diego, California and terminates in El Centro, California.

The company took over the SD&A's operations in February 1933 after financial troubles led John Spreckels' descendants to sell their interests in the railroad to the Southern Pacific. Through the years natural disasters and vandalism rendered sections of the line unserviceable, and portions of the line have been sold to various interests.