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updated: December 29, 2013

Cajon Pass Photo Collection 8/13
2013

I am very pleased to show some exclusive photos of these photographers:
Don E. Toles (DET), Gary G. Gray (GGG), Marc Fournier (MF).
Guest photographers: Keith Schreiber (KS), Bobby D (BD), USA
Patrick Bopp (PB) Luxembourg, Michael Frei (MIF) Switzerland

A big thank you for sharing these excellent pictures with us.
Note: The copyright belongs to these gentlemen. Do not use any photos without written permission.

Photos are sorted by date (not by location): oldest are on top and newest at the bottom - just scroll down!
Some photos were taken at one of these locations below (we usually mention the place of the photo):
Dagget, Barstow, Victorville/Narrows, Frost/Crossover, Hesperia, Lugo/Martinez, Summit, West Summit Island, Silverwood, Hill 582 Area, Alray/Tunnel Area, CP Walker/Davis Ranch Road, Mormon Rocks/Stein's Hill/Pine Lodge/HWY 138, Sullivan's Curve, Cajon Station/Junction, Graffiti Bridge, Swarthout Canyon Road Crossing, Blue Cut, Lower Canyon, San Bernardino.
+ Bonus Photos (Colton Yard and UP Flyover, Daggett, Fillmore, CA, Columbus & Omaha, NE)

Abbreviations found on this page: EB = East Bound, NB = North Bound, SB = South Bound, WB = West Bound, MT-1 = BNSF Main Track 1, MT-2 = BNSF Main Track 2, MT-3 = BNSF Main Track 3, UPT = UP Colton-Palmdale Cutoff Track, MP = Mile Post, DRR = Davis Ranch Road, DPU = Distributed Power Unit (Helpers), SC = Sullivan's Curve,  SWC = Swarthout Canyon Road Crossing,
WSI = West Summit Island, KCR = Kemper Campbell Ranch, VV = Victorvielle

For bigger size photos - please click on the 4-digit number below each photo (the first letters specify the photographer).

We start the year 2013 with some photos taken East of Cajon at Victorville.
January 14: Haven't been out much but I did manage to take a few from near my Hi-Desert community.
# 3001-3002: In a badly BACKLIT image, BNSF 4024 West heads an Officer / Inspection Special over the Flyover @ MP39.1. I understand that the train was headed to San Diego. # 3003-3004: BNSF 4376 West passes MP 38 (Frost) and is about to transition to MT-2 which will shortly become MT-1 at the Flyover. BTW, the new Tri-Light LED signals have been cut in at Frost and they are really bright. # 3005-3006: Again from Frost, BNSF 7725 W has just run through the Mini Grand Canyon of the Mojave (Upper Narrows of the Mojave River).  GGG
GGG 1/14/13 BNSF 4024 WB at MP 39.1 - 3001 GGG 1/14/13 BNSF Officer/Inspection WB  - 3002 GGG 1/15/13 BNSF 4376 WB at Frost MP 38 - 3003
GGG 1/15/13 BNSF WB w/new LED Signal - 3004 GGG 1/15/13 BNSF 7725 WB is passing - 3005 GGG 1/15/13 thru the Upper Narrows - 3006
February 14: Again Frost MP 38 - # 3011-3011: UP 7691 and DPU's are EB at Frost (MP 38 of Cajon Sub). # 3012: BNSF 7354 is WB at Frost. GGG
GGG 2/14/13 UP 7691 EB DBS - 3010 GGG 2/14/13 UP DPU's of same EB train - 3011 GGG 2/14/13 BNSF 7354 WB thru Narrows - 3012
February 17: Sunday, Laura & I spent a couple of very nice hours on WSI with Marc, his friend Lois and Bob and his son Wiley (San Diego).
# 3013: UP 2321 and two SD-60M sisters pull the Mojave Flyer NB on the Palmdale cutoff. # 3014: While BNSF 7420 starts downhill (WB) on MT # 3  ----
# 3015-3016: UP 7331 transitions from NB on the UP to EB on BNSF MT # 1. # 3017: UP 8402 is WB MT # 1. # 3018: BNSF 7265 is WB on MT-2. GGG
GGG 2/17/13 UP 2321 NB WSI - 3013 GGG 2/17/13 BNSF 7420 WM MT-3 WSI - 3014 GGG 2/17/13 UP 7331 NB to EB WSI - 3015
GGG 2/17/13 UP entering BNSF MT-1 - 3016 GGG 2/17/13 UP 8402 WB MT-1 - 3017 GGG 2/17/13 BNSF WB MT-2 - 3018
March 2: Laura, Marc & I hosted Dave & Wendy (Wales) last weekend. While the ladies shopped, we guys visited most of the photo spots between Hill 582 and Daggett.
# 3019: BNSF 7224 EB @ Hill 582. # 3020: UP 7500 WB @ Frost MP-38. # 3021: BNSF 6946 WB @ Frost. # 3022: UP 7308 WB from "Gray's Hill" MP39.1.
FROM the HELENDALE area MP-19 +/-
# 3023-3024: UP 7658 and DPU's EB. # 3025-3026: BNSF 5084 and DPU's pull/push a WB coil train. # 3027: UP 4267 is WB.  GGG
GGG 3/01/13 BNSF 7224 EB Hill 582 - 3019 GGG 3/03/13 UP7500 WB MP 38 (KCR) - 3020 GGG 3/03/13 BNSF 6946 WB MP 38 - 3021
GGG 3/03/13 UP 7308 WB MP 39.1 Frost - 3022 GGG 3/02/13 UP 7658 EB MP 19 Helendale - 3023 GGG 3/02/13 UP 4593 DPU's EB Helendale - 3024
GGG 3/02/13 BNSF 5084 WB MP 19 - 3025 GGG 3/02/13 BNSF 6819 DPU's WB - 3026 GGG 3/02/13 UP 4267 WB MP 19 Helendale - 3027
March 22: From Kemper Campbell Ranch (BNSF RR Cajon Sub MP 38) # 3046: Four ES44AC-C4's pull a stack train EB. # 3047-3048: BNSF 7426 is backing from the Thorn Spur (MP-40) to the Victorville Yard for "tiedown". # 3049: BNSF 7392 is EB.
# 3050-3051: Our friend Keith Schreiber sends two from Sullivan's Curve --- A meet and a Light Engine move. Thanks Keith!!   GGG, MF, KS
GGG 3/22/13 BNSF 6639 EB at KCR - 3046 GGG 3/22/13 BNSF reverse move EB to VV - 3047 GGG 3/22/13 BNSF 7426 reverse move - 3048
GGG 3/22/13 BNSF 7392 EB at KCR - 3049 KS 3/21/13 BNSF meet Sullivans Curve - 3050 KS 3/21/13 BNSF WB light move at SC - 3051
April 3: Our friend Bobby D, UPS pilot, dropped in for lunch with Marc & me. As always happens, the visitor got the best images.
Bobby sends: # 3064: BRAND NEW BNSF ES44 C-4 6552 is EB @ Martinez ---just East of Cajon Summit.
# 3065: A REAL CATCH --- From Cajon Junction: A) BNSF 7358 is EB on MT # 1, B) BNSF 7749 (DPU) is WB on MT-2, C) BNSF 6516 is WB on MT-3 -The white numbers are due to the flash (strobe). # 3066: Showing the BNSF 6516 -- true numbers color.
From GGG: # 3067: Caught the same (as above) DPU BNSF 7749 @ MP 48 just after lunch --- headed WB for image (#2) above. # 3068-3069: UP 7752 & DPU WB at Hesperia. BD, GGG
BD 4/03/13 Brand New BNSF ES44C-4 - 3064 BD 4/03/13 Super catch at Cajon Junction - 3065 BD 4/03/13 BNSF 6516 WB at Cajon - 3066
GGG 4/03/13 BNSF 7749 DPU's at MP 48  - 3067 GGG 4/03/13 UP 7752 WB at Hesperia - 3068 GGG 4/03/13 UP 7315 DPU WB same train - 3069
May 1: Friend Bobby D. (Louisville KY) flew his UPS A-300 into Ontario Apt and joined me for a day of railfaning. We started at the BNSF bridge over the nearly completed Ranchero Rd underpass at MP 48 in Hesperia. Marc joined us for lunch and we ended the day at MP 38 (Frost).
The wind, dust and smoke from several large California brush fires made for some interesting lighting and photography.
From MP 48: # 3070-3071: BNSF 6607 & UP 7380 are WB, # 3072-3073: BNSF 6997 & DPU's are WB, # 3074-3075: UP 8029 & BNSF 6786 are EB,
# 3076: BNSF 7675 is WB on the bridge
From Frost - MP 38: # 3077-3078: BNSF 4100 & UP 8373 are WB through Frost.  GGG
GGG 5/01/13 BNSF 6607 WB MP 48 - 3070 GGG 5/01/13 UP 7380 WB DBS - 3071 GGG 5/01/13 BNSF 6997 WB DBS - 3072
GGG 5/01/13 BNSF 7485 DPU's WB - 3073 GGG 5/01/13 UP 8029 EB before bridge - 3074 GGG 5/01/13 BNSF 6786 EB (same) - 3075
GGG 5/01/13 BNSF 7675 WB on bridge - 3076 GGG 5/01/13 BNSF 4100 WB at Frost - 3077 GGG 5/01/13 UP 8373 WB at MP 38 - 3078
May 24 (April 27): Last month, Marc & friend Lois attended San Bernardino Railroad Days. Part of the yearly event is a trip, behind ATSF 3751, from LA to SB on Saturday -- with a return to LA on Sunday. Marc & Lois boarded Metrolink EARLY Saturday morning, rode to LA and boarded the ATSF 3751 train.
# 3070-3080: BNSF GenSet 1310 & ES44C4 7107 on display at the San Bernardino Station. # 3081-3082: ATSF 3751 AT LAUPT.
# 3083: MetroLink 647 WB into LA. # 3084: ATSF 3751 EB to San Bernardino. MF/GGG
MF 4/27/13 BNSF 1310 Genset on display - 3079 MF 4/27/13 BNSF 7107 GE ES44C4 - 3080 MF 4/27/13 AT&SF 3751 at LAUPT  - 3081
MF 4/27/13 Detail of drivers - 3082 MF 4/27/13 Metrolink 647 WB - 3083 MF 4/27/13 ATSF 3751 EB to SB - 3084
May 28 (May 24): Read on TrainOrders.com that a two car UP Special would be WB through the area last Friday May 24. Found said special in Hesperia near BNSF Cajon Sub MP 41. # 3085-3086: UP 8725 WB with the special.
# 3087: Keith Schreiber caught a triple "meet" from West Summit Island on 05-24. GGG / KS
GGG 5/24/13 UP Special WB SD70ACe - 3085 GGG 5/24/13 UP Business Cars MP 41 - 3086 KS 5/24/13 Triple Meet at Silverwood - 3087
May 29: Was out at the new BNSF bridge over Ranchero Rd today. # 3088: UP 7375 is WB @ MP 48. # 3089: BNSF 7378 is EB @ MP 48.
# 3090: BNSF 7516 leads the ethanol loads WB. Want to see more about the Ranchero Road / BNSF Bridge Project? - click here  GGG
GGG 5/29/13 UP 7375 WB MP 48 - 3088 GGG 5/29/13 BNSF 7378 EB MP 48 - 3089 GGG 5/29/13 BNSF 7516 WB on Bridge - 3090
May 31: Had a nice morning and lunch on "The Hill" with DET, Doc Jones & Dave Dodds. Good train traffic but nothing special except for several fairly new BNSF ES44C4's and a heavily powered UP.
# 3091-3093: BNSF 6556 with DPU's head WB. # 3094: UP 3879 is NB on the UP/SP. # 3095-3096: UP 5773 + 5 is EB.   GGG
GGG 5/31/13 BNSF 6556 WB Hill 582 - 3091 GGG 5/31/13 BNSF 6556 WB on MT-2 - 3092 GGG 5/31/13 BNSF 6554-6997 DPU's - 3093
GGG 5/31/13 UP 3879 NB on UPT - 3094 GGG 5/31/13 UP 5773 EB on MT-1 - 3095 GGG 5/31/13 UP EB w/SP (loco 3) - 3096
June 5: Bobby D was in last Wednesday. So we "hit" Gray's Hill (overlooking the FlyOver @ MP 39.1) and Frost (Kemper-Campbell Ranch @ MP-38).
# 3097-3098: UP 6418 & DPU's power UP Coal loads West. # 3099: BNSF 6700 WB. # 3100: BNSF 6588 is EB through Frost.
# 3101: BNSF 7757 East transitions from MT #2 to MT #1 @ Frost. # 3102: BNSF 7742 is WB. GGG
GGG 6/05/13 UP 6418 WB MP 39.1 - 3097 GGG 6/05/13 UP 7688, SP 6405 DPU's - 3098 GGG 6/05/13 BNSF 6700 WB on Flyover - 3099
GGG 6/05/13 BNSF 6588 EB MP 38 KCR - 3100 GGG 6/05/13 BNSF 7757 EB - 3101 GGG 6/05/13 BNSF 7742 WB MP 38 - 3102
July 19: Visitors from Luxembourg (Europe) with Patrick Bopp emerged Hill 582. Thanks to Don, Gary and Marc, they were able to rise the flags of Luxembourg (small flag) and CFL (Chemin de Fer Luxembourgeois and in English it means: the Iron Route of Luxembourg, which is the national rail road company of Lux. on Hill 582. How about if CFL would stand for: California Freight Lines?  (PB and WM)  GGG
GGG 7/19/13 - 3119
RenÚ Grignard (behind), from left: Claude Schmit,
Chantal Boden, Patrick Bopp
GGG 7/19/13 - 3120
Luxembourg Crew, Don Toles, Gary Gray
and Marc Fournier
GGG 7/19/13 - 3121
Top = Flag of Luxembourg
Below = Flag of CFL (see text above)
GGG 7/19/13 Our European Visitors - 3118 GGG 7/19/13 USA welcomes Europe - 3122 GGG 7/19/13 BNSF 7919 EB on MT-1 - 3123
PB 7/19/13 The Luxembourg Crew - 3112 PB 7/19/13 Luxembourg and CFL flags - 3113 PB 7/19/13 Hill 582 memorials - 3114
PB 7/19/13 BNSF 7151 EB on MT-1 - 3115 PB 7/19/13 BNSF WB DBS on MT-3 - 3116 PB 7/19/13 BNSF WB manifest and TOFC - 3117
Patrick Bopp (actually his friend) took a movie. It is a little bit unstable but still worth to see - take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXeqcYWS_1c
With my new Sony SLR Alpha 77 in tow, Bobby Deren and I toured several of our favorite photo spots. Looks like I need to work on exposure and contrast !!!!
# 3136: The UP ethanol loads are WB through W Hesperia. # 3137: BNSF 6938 is WB at Frost. # 3138: BNSF 5328 is EB into Daggett. # 3139: BNSF 7104 WB out of Barstow. # 3140-3141: We heard that train traffic was right hand running RR West of the Flyover (MP 39.1) due to MOW on a broken rail at MP 48. Both are from "Gray's Hill", showing the 'wrong hand' running. # 3142: Later, traffic returned to the normal flow. # 3143-3144: UP 8657 (with DPU's), power a monster train WB past MP 39.1  GGG (10/28/13)
GGG 9/27/13 UP 5864 WB Hesperia - 3136 GGG 10/02/13 BNSF 6938 WB at Frost - 3137 GGG 10/02/13 BNSF 5328 EB W. Daggett - 3138
GGG 10/02/13 BNSF 7104 EB W. Barstow - 3139 GGG 10/18/13 Meet at MP 39.1 - 3140 GGG 10/18/13 BNSF 7583 WB at MP 39.1 - 3141
GGG 10/18/13 another Meet at MP 39.1 - 3142 GGG 10/18/13 UP 8657 WB on the Flyover - 3143 GGG 10/18/13 UP 8677-3977 DPU's  - 3144
November 1: We had a good morning on Hill 582 last Friday with LOADS of trains - in both directions using all tracks.
# 3148: Joining the regulars were Michael Frei (kneeling) from Switzerland and our newest member, "Butch" Fahnestock (far right) from Apple Valley.
# 3149-3150: Although we had plenty of train traffic, there was nothing of great interest except for this 10,000 footer (with DPU's) WB from Hill 582. This train was special in that the head end had disappeared from view West of 582 before the DPU's appeared rounding the Summit curve.
# 3151-3153: The last three pictures are by Michael Frei.  GGG
GGG 11/04/13 The Group on the Hill - 3148 GGG 11/04/13 BNSF 7362 WB -3149 GGG 11/04/13 DPU's for WB -3150
MIF 11/04/13 Marc (right side) - 3151 MIF 11/04/13 Gary, Don & Michael - 3152 MIF 11/04/13 Don standing and Gary- 3153
November 8: Had a fun group and plenty of train traffic in the Pass yesterday. Bob Widholm was camped on West Summit Island / Hill 582 and saw 34 trains (both UP & BNSF) between 0600 and 1200. An average of 5.6 / hour --- not bad.
# 3154: On the way to the Pass, Butch & I stopped at Marc's home to see his latest yard ornament. YUP, a 10 foot, fully operational searchlight signal. Will get some night shots shortly. # 3155: Near Summit on the UP/SP, we stopped to allow NB UP 2483 to blow past us at track speed - pulling the Mojave Flyer.
# 3156-3157:
At WSI, BNSF 6962 crawls EB up MT-1 allowing higher priority BNSF 7056 East to run around on MT-2. # 3158-3159: From Hill 582, UP 6927, two sister units, and a single DPU (all in full dynamic braking) power brake a (seldom seen) loaded coal train WB on BNSF MT-2. GGG
GGG 11/08/13 Marc w/new Signal - 3154 GGG 11/08/13 UP 2483 NB at Hiland - 3155 GGG 11/08/13 BNSF 6962 EB MT-1 WSI - 3156
GGG 11/08/13 BNSF 7056 EB MT-2 WSI - 3157 GGG 11/08/13 UP 6927 WB Hill 582 - 3158 GGG 11/08/13 UP 5588 DPU WB Hill 582 - 3159
December 24: Well, the year 2013 is almost over. Don, Marc and Gary are wishing us Merry Christmas and a Super New Year 2014.
GGG 12/24/13 Gary, Marc and Don on Hill 582
looking forward to 2014 - 3219
GGG 12/24/13 BNSF 6509 WB pass OLD GLORY flying on Hill 582 - 3220 GGG 12/24/13 BNSF 6641 + 4 other diesels are EB pass Hill 582 - 3221
December 24: # 3222: Don, Marc & I hosted the Nipkow family (Switzerland) on Hill 582.
Kim Nipkow is the famous builder of Hill 582 in HO scale --- take a look: click here
# 3223: Santa Mel Nipkow. # 3224: Beautiful Christmas eve in the Cajon.   GGG/MF/DET
GGG 12/24/13 Kim, Mel, Daniel, Zvezdana - 3222 GGG 12/24/13 Santa Mel Nipkow - 3223 GGG 12/24/13 Christmas Eve - 3224
December 27: Don, Doc Jones & I hosted Colin Marsden (GB) yesterday (Friday) on Hill 582. Plenty of trains with LOADS of power.
This will be the last submission of 2013 --- a fun year.
# 3225: 'Lord' Marsden tries to reclaim Hill 582 for the British Empire. # 3226: An 11 unit BNSF Light power move WB. # 3227-3228: Two EB's pass Hill 583
# 3229: UP NB on the UP/SP Palmdale Cutoff. # 3230: All BNSF Cajon tracks busy. # 3231: BNSF 7915 WB. # 3232: UP 6655 SB above Hill 582.
# 3233: A seven unit SB light engine move by UP.
HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Hill 582 MOB!   GGG  (Gary, Don and Marc)
GGG 12/27/13 CJ Marsden (GB) - 3225 GGG 12/27/13 BNSF 7542 + 10 light WB - 3226 GGG 12/27/13 UP 5469 EB on MT-1 - 3227
GGG 12/27/13 BNSF 7884 EB on MT-1 - 3228 GGG 12/27/13 UP 8769 NB on UPT - 3229 GGG 12/27/13 All 3 BNSF tracks w/DBS - 3230
GGG 12/27/13 BNSF 7915 WB pass EB - 3231 GGG 12/27/13 UP 6655 SB on UPT - 3232 GGG 12/27/13 UP 3943 + 6 SB on UPT - 3233
We thank Don, Gary and Marc for sending us accurate and great photos about Cajon and Hill 582 - it is highly appreciated (WM)

 

Bonus Photos - non Cajon Pass
Colton - Daggett - Fillmore, CA - Columbus & Omaha, NE, USA

Colton, CA

January 12, 2013: On this Saturday, Marc lead me on a tour of the Colton area - including the new UP / BNSF diamond / flyover, the Colton UP yard and the UP engine facility. The flyover pre-construction specifications stated that the flyover grade would not exceed 1.2% and that the flyover rail height would be approximately 40 feet above the BNSF rail.
FROM LA CADENA DR (East of the diamonds):
# 2747: The grade. # 2748: Demonstrates the height difference between the flyover (upper bridge) and the present grade.
FROM THE DIAMONDS:
# 2749: Looking South(west) at the new Flyover bridge. # 2750: Looking North (over the diamonds) at the new flyover bridge. I-10 is carried by the green bridges in the background. # 2751: Looking West along the UP. The wider stance of the bridge is required to accommodate the BNSF to UP connector which can just be seen at the far middle right.
FROM PEPPER AVE:
# 2752-53: We arrived at Pepper just as the last of four derailed cars was removed from near the East switch(s) of the balloon / Colton Cutoff tracks???
# 2754: Looking West at the W Colton yard. # 2755-56: The TTX car repair facility with some really old power. 2757: UP 8467 is EB from Colton.
# 2758: UP DASH 8's dead beside the engine facility. GGG / MF
More photos of the Colton Flyover Project can be found on our separate page:  click here
GGG 1/12/13 The grade (the ramp) - 2747 GGG 1/12/13 Height of new bridge - 2748 GGG 1/12/13 Looking South(west) - 2749
GGG 1/12/13 Looking North - 2750 GGG 1/12/13 Looking West - 2751 GGG 1/12/13 Removal of derailed cars - 2752
GGG 1/12/13 Removal of derailed cars - 2753 GGG 1/12/13 W Colton Yard (looking West) - 2754 GGG 1/12/13 TTX repair facility - 2755
GGG 1/12/13 Storage of Switchers - 2756 GGG 1/12/13 UP 8467 EB leaving Colton - 2757 GGG 1/12/13 UP Dash-8's storage - 2758

Dagget, CA

February 12: Friend Bobby D. (Louisville KY) visited the High Desert yesterday. We decided to explore the Barstow-Daggett area and return to VictimVille via old RT 66. # 3007: BNSF 6734 is WB into Barstow from Daggett on the BNSF Needles Sub. # 3008-3009: BNSF 7307 is WB at Daggett and WB at MP 17 (Indian Trail Rd) on the BNSF Cajon Sub. GGG
GGG 2/14/13 BNSF 6734 WB at Daggett - 3007 GGG 2/14/13 BNSF 7307 at Daggett - 3008 GGG 2/14/13 Same train at MP 17 - 3009
March 2: A couple of weeks ago Dave (Wales), Marc & I drove up to Daggett. For any that don't know, Daggett is about 10 miles East of Barstow on the BNSF Needles Sub and is where the UP leaves the BNSF and heads North to Yermo, CA. Here are a few of what we saw in about three hours:
# 3028: BNSF 7481 East stopped to allow BNSF 6839 (Z train) to run around. # 3029: BNSF 7481 heads East. # 3030: BNSF 5978 heads West -- into Barstow at track speed. # 3031: Light power UP SD-60's are East Bound and will shortly turn NB to Yermo. UP 2284 is commonly known as a "triclops" due to the windscreen configuration. # 3032: UP 7658 is EB to Yermo. # 3033-3034: UP coal loads (UP 8159 & DPU's West) stop at W Daggett to allow --- # 3035: UP 7488 to run around WB. # 3036-3039: Four BNSF's are WB to Barstow --- again AT TRACK SPEED. Hope you enjoy GGG
GGG 3/02/13 BNSF 6839 (left) will pass 7481 -3028 GGG 3/02/13 Afterwards, 7481 EB is going - 3029 GGG 3/02/13 BNSF 5978 WB w/NS loco - 3030
GGG 3/02/13 UP 2284 SD60M EB  - 3031 GGG 3/02/13 UP 7658 EB to Yermo - 3032 GGG 3/02/13 UP 8195 WB coal train - 3033
GGG 3/02/13 DPU's WB w/SP 6375 - 3034 GGG 3/02/13 UP 7488 WB DBS - 3035 GGG 3/02/13 BNSF 7479 WB to Barstow - 3036
GGG 3/02/13 BNSF 6764 WB DBS - 3037 GGG 3/02/13 BNSF 7034 WB intermodal - 3038 GGG 3/02/13 BNSF 7080 WB manifest - 3039

Fillmore, CA

March 24: Marc spent last weekend of March 23/24 at the Fillmore and Western Railway's Rail Fest 2013 ----- Fillmore CA. -  http://www.fwry.com/
# 3052-3056: 1913 2-8-0 Baldwin Steam Locomotive # 14. # 3057: 1949 EMD F-7A # 100. # 3058: 1956 ALCO S-6 # 1059. # 3059: 1961 ALCO RS-32 # 4009 on the turntable. # 3060: 1992 EMD GP35 # 3501. # 3061: Track Speeder - $3.00 / passenger.
# 3062-3063: UP 7292 is NB through Soledad Cyn and arrives in Sagus, CA.   MF / GGG
MF 3/24/13 1913 Baldwin 2-8-0 # 14 - 3052 MF 3/24/13 - 3053 MF 3/24/13 - 3054
MF 3/24/13 - 3055 MF 3/24/13 - 3056 MF 3/24/13 1949 EMD F7A # 100- 3057
MF 3/24/13 1956 ALCO S-6 # 1059 - 3058 MF 3/24/13 1961 ALCO RS-32 # 4009 - 3059 MF 3/24/13 1992 EMD GP35 # 3501 - 3060
MF 3/24/13 Track Speeder - 3061 MF 3/24/13 UP 7292 NB Soledad Canyon - 3062 MF 3/24/13 UP 7292 NB into Springs - 3063

Columbus and Omaha, NE

June 22-23: Laura & I made a quick trip to our old homes in Columbus and Omaha Nebraska. While ducking SEVERE (even for Nebraska) Thunder Storms, we were able to photograph the following:
FROM COLUMBUS, NE
# 3103-3105:
UP 515 (1970's GP 38-2), UP 3071 (SD 40-2) & UP Bay Window Caboose/Shoving platform # 2585 await their next call on one of the numerous locals throughout NE.
FROM OMAHA, NE
Omaha, among numerous other events & large corporations, is "HOME PLATE" for the UPRR and the NCAA men's College World Series baseball tournament.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_World_Series
Yearly, the UPRR salutes the City and the tournament by displaying some of their heritage fleet.
http://www.up.com/aboutup/special_trains/historical_equipment/index.htm
This year, the UP display included: # 3106-3107: UP 844 & UP 6936. # 3108-3110: UPP (passenger) # 102 (St Louis) and 20+ of their 40+ beautifully restored and maintained passenger / business car fleet. Note the drumhead on the 102. # 3111: One young member of the UP Steam Crew volunteered to take this one of the Grays with the 844.  GGG
GGG 6/22/13 UP 515 = GP38-2 - 3103 GGG 6/22/13 UP 3071 = SD40-2 - 3104 GGG 6/22/13 UP 25851 = CA-11 Caboose - 3105
GGG 6/23/13 UP 844 4-8-4 FEF-3 - 3106 GGG 6/23/13 UP 6936 = DDA40X - 3107 GGG 6/23/13 UP 102 St. Louis Observation - 3108
GGG 6/23/13 UP Heritage Fleet . . - 3109 GGG 6/23/13 . . in excellent condition - 3110 GGG 6/23/13 Laura & Gary Gray - 3111

 

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