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updated: January 28, 2019 (9007-9017)

Cajon Pass Photo Collection 14/14
2019

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: Alvin Bustamante (AB)
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, Colton Yard

Bonos Photos - non Cajon Pass - are at the bottom of this page (just scroll down)

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, JAC-BAR = San Jacinto to Barstow Train

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

updated: January 20, 2019

January 15, 2019: Marc Fournier contributed the first photos for our 2019 album.
Marc on the PROWL

As most know, the UP has painted several diesels into "heritage" paint schemes and a few more to honor organizations. The latest paint scheme "Spirit of Union pacific" honors the military services (UP 1943).

Several years ago, UP unveiled a unit painted to resemble Air Force ONE and lettered for former President George H. W. Bush (UP 4141). This unit has seen little service over the years, being "held" in reserve to lead the Presidential funeral train. Since completion of honors & services for the late President, UP 4141 & UP 1943 have been placed on display at a few UP system stops. This week, both units were at West Colton, CA.
Marc visited UP West Colton, followed by a quick stop at the Pepper Ave Bridge and ending at the San Bernardino MetroLink Station.   Marc & GGG
MF 1/15/19 UP 4141 & 1943 on display - 9001 MF 1/15/19 UP 1943 on display - 9002 MF 1/15/19 UP 4141 on display - 9003
MF 1/15/19 GATX tank car repair facility near W. Colton - 9004 MF 1/15/19 Two MetroLink units at San Bernardino - 9005 MF 1/15/19 Two MetroLink units at San Bernardino - 9006

updated: January 28, 2019

January 9, 2019: Alvin Bustamante visited Hill 582 the first time.
We are pleased of having the permission to publish these outstanding photos (some taken with a drone).
AB 1/09/19 Hill 582 as seen from the West side - 9007 AB 1/09/19 Hill 582 as seen from the East side - 9008
AB 1/09/19 BNSF EB w/Hill 582 - 9009 AB 1/09/19 UP SB on UPT - 9010 AB 1/09/19 BNSF & UP SB w/Hill at left - 9011
AB 1/09/19  Gate to enter from HWY 138 - 9012 AB 1/09/19 Hill 582 Main Street - 9013 AB 1/09/19 Chard Walker Memorial - 9014
AB 1/09/19 more Memorials - 9015 AB 1/09/19 East side w/bench - 9016 AB 1/09/19 Memorials of Hill 582 - 9017

updated: February 4, 2019

January 15, 2019: Marc Fournier's exploration og the mojave Desert.
Attached are a few from Marc's never ending exploration of the Mojave and the surrounding areas.  MF & GGG

# 9029: The long abandoned Tonopah & Tidewater RR ROW across Soda Dry lake, near the long forgotten 'Metropolis' of ZZYZX, CA. Below is info on both the T & T RR and ZZYZX, CA.

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad - Wikipedia
Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Healing Center – San Bernardino, California - Atlas Obscura
MF 1/26/19 New RR wheels, axles and wheel sets at the Progress Rail facility near the Mojave, CA. Airport. - 9018 MF 1/26/19 New RR wheels, axles and wheel sets at the Progress Rail facility near the Mojave, CA. Airport. - 9019 MF 1/26/19 Wind turbine blades awaiting erection - also from the Mojave airport - 9020
MF 1/26/19 BNSF 4136 SB at Monolith - 9021 MF 1/26/19 BNSF 6806 SB past the active Tunnel 10 on Tehachapi Pass - 9022 MF 1/27/19 UP 8794 from Yermo hits BNSF rails at Daggett - toward Barstow - 9023
MF 1/28/19 UP 5394 @ Kelso about to enter Afton Canyon - 9024 MF 1/28/19 UP 8186 West on Afton Canyon Bridge #4 - 9025 MF 1/28/19 UP 7892 is EB over Afton bridge #3 & on into the canyon - 9026
MF 1/28/19 UP 7892 is EB over Afton bridge #3 & on into the canyon - 9027 MF 1/28/19 A UP meet at Cima Summit - 9028 MF 1/28/19 Old T&T Row at ZZYZX, CA - 9029

 

Cajon Pass Sub
Photo Collection 2016-2017-2018


Highway 138 (EAST) Realignment Project
between I-15 and BNSF Summit

Photos by Michael Frei, Gary G. Gray
Marc Fournier, Doc Jones, Keith Schreiber (USA)

Updated: 8/19/18
GGG 3/20/17 Looking toward Summit - 033 See all 250 photos - click here GGG 8/17/18 SR 138 (view from Hill 582) - 8068

 

History of Hill 582 photos - click here Ranchero Road Project - click here Colton Flyover Project - click here
Page 1 with 2006 photos - click here Page 2 with 2007 photos - click here Page 3 with 2008 photos - click here
Page 4 with 2009 photos - click here Page 5 with 2010 photos - click here Page 6 with 2011 photos - click here
Page 7 with 2012 photos - click here Page 8 with 2013 photos - click here Page 9 with 2014 photos - click here
Page 10 with 2015 photos - click here Page 11 with 2016 photos - click here Page 12 with 2017 photos - click here
Page 13 with 2018 photos - click here Page 14 with 2019 photos - click here blank

 

8 different and detailed Maps of Cajon Pass with captions (Mile Posts and Location) by Gary G. Gray - click here
New 8/11: Maps "How to find" Hill 582, Sullivan's Curve, Noisy Point by Gary G. Gray - click here
Accurate Map of Cajon Pass with 3rd Main Track by Michael Amrine - click here

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