The San Diego, CA, station was built by Santa Fe in 1915 and was the terminal for the railroad’s San Diegans until Amtrak took over in 1971. Passenger trains of SP’s San Diego & Arizona Eastern also originated here from 1919 to 1951. Today it is the terminal for Amtrak, Coaster, and several lines of the San Diego Trolley.

Santa Fe Depot - San Diego, California - September, 1970
Santa Fe Depot – San Diego, California – September, 1970

The Mission Revival architecture includes interesting tile work.

Santa Fe Depot - May, 2010
Santa Fe Depot – May, 2010

Gordon Glattenberg – Text and photographs Copyright 2016

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  1. Gordon, thank you for taking and sharing these. The photo with the REA truck in the left background, plus the spectacular murals and the period automobiles are a wonderful time capsule.

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