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Jacumba is located near the summit of the railroad. Although arid, the altitude allows trees
and cooler temperature to be found.
The Prototype -
Built in 1919, Jacumba's small stucco station looks more like a house than a train depot. It was
used for passenger service until 1951, and for years later as a freight station.
Building the model -
Unfortunately, space is not available to model this quaint structure. The Jacumba control panel sits
over the tracks (unseen by the viewing public). With the addition of Cima (a ficticious narrow gauge
town across the operator aisle) it may be yet possible to build the Jacumba station, even if at a bogus
Source: The Railroad Stations of San Diego County: Then and Now by James N. Price.
Historical Photo: San Diego Historical Society