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Cajon Pass & Barstow Photo Collection
December 14 & 15, 2014
by Georg Trüb, Switzerland

I am very pleased to show some exclusive photos of Georg Trüb.

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

Photos are sorted by location from West to East (not by date, number or railroad):
Sullivans Curve, Silverwood, Summit, Frost/Flyover, Barstow
Abbreviations found on this page: EB = East Bound, NB = North Bound, SB = South Bound, WB = West Bound, MP = Mile Post,
MT-1 = BNSF Main Track 1, MT-2 = BNSF Main Track 2, MT-3 = BNSF Main Track 3, UPT = UP Track (Colton-Palmdale Cutoff),
DPU = Distributed Power Unit (Helpers), EOT = End of Train, DBS = Double Stack Train, TOFC = Trailer on Flat Car (Piggy Back),

For bigger size photos - please click on the 4-digit number below each photo.

December 15, 2014 - Sullivan's Curve with BNSF Christmas Train

GT 12/15/14 BNSF EB Christmas Train with GE ES44C4 # 8169 and 8179 at Sullivan's Curve on BNSF MT-1
Outstanding Photo - Best of 2014 Christmas Train
BNSF EB Xmas Train - GT-02 entering Sullivan's Curve - GT-03 Best of 2014 Christmas Train - GT-01
BNSF 8169 & 8179 GE ES44C4 - GT-04 Full Dome Bay View - GT-05 Missouri River & Powder River - GT-06
BNSF Busienss Cars - GT-07 EOT of Xmas Train - GT-08 BNSF 7732 WB Manifest on MT-2 - GT-09
BNSF 8112 WB TOFC - GT-10 UP 8690 WB Manifest - GT-11 BNSF 7095 WB DBS - GT-12


December 15, 2014 - Silverwood
UP 8218 SB on UPT - GT-13 UP SB above and UP EB below - GT-14 UP 7783 EB on BNSF MT-1 - GT-15
UP EB Manifest (same train) - GT-16 UP 5908 DPU (EOT) - GT-17 BNSF 6604 WB Ethanol train - GT-18
BNSF WB DPU's Ethanol train - GT-19 BNSF 7757 WB on MT-2 - GT-20 BNSF WB DPU's same train - GT-21
BNSF 7324 WB DBS on MT-3 - GT-22 same train toward Hill 582 - GT-23 BNSF 7727 WB on MT-2 - GT-24


December 15, 2014 - Summit
BNSF 7145 EB DBS MT-2 - GT-25 Same BNSF EB Summit Curve - GT-26 Same BNSF EB - GT-27
BNSF 7391 EB DPU's (same Train) - GT-28 UP 8919 WB SD70ACe new - GT-29 Same UP WB mid train DPU's - GT-30
C&NW Coal Hopper - GT-31 Spectacular Graffiti - GT-32 D&RGW Coal Hopper - GT-33
BNSF 5330 WB on MT-1 - GT-34 Same BNSF WB w/6 Locos - GT-35 BNSF 7581 WB Intermodal MT-3 - GT-36
BNSF 7581 WB from MT-1 to MT-2 - GT-37 BNSF 7486 WB from MT-3 to MT-2 - GT-38 BNSF 7835 WB from MT-3 to MT-2 - GT-39


December 15, 2014 - Frost / Flyover MP 39.1
Frost UP 5465 low sunlight - GT-40 Flyover UP Coal Train above Tank Train - GT-41 Frost same UP 6023 Coal Train - GT-42


December 14, 2014 - Barstow
Barstow Depot - Casa Del Desierto - Harvey House - GT-43 EMD FP45 in Warbonnet Colors (needs some work) - GT-44
UP 4973 WB passing the Depot - GT-45 BNSF 1854 & 1858 inside Barstow Yard - GT-46 BNSF 7893 EB passing the Yard - GT-47
BNSF 1851 & 1707 Yard Switchers - GT-48 Same Locos are pulling some hoppers - GT-49 All GE Power - GT-50
BNSF Barstow Yard - GT-51 BNSF Classification Yard - GT-52 Barstow Repair Shops - GT-53
As a major classification yard, it has 10 receiving tracks (capacity 1420 cars), 48 classification tracks (capacity 2000 cars) and 10 departure tracks (capacity 1370 cars). In the Barstow freight yard, trains going to or from Los Angeles and the San Francisco area are re-sorted to trains connecting to points in the east such as Alliance Yard, Argentine Yard and Corwith Yard; most BNSF trains originate or terminate at Barstow with only a few exceptions.

All photos copyright by Georg Trüb (Over all copyright by Werner Meer)

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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