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Cajon Pass (Hill 582) Photo Collection
August, 2015
by Othmar Moser, Switzerland

I am very pleased to show some exclusive photos of Othmar Moser.

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.

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.

Hill 582 as seen thru the eyes of a Swiss
First time visit to famous Hill 582 by Othmar Moser and his family. They just followed our "how to find" Hill 582 description and found it without any problems.
Panoramic view of Hill 582. MT-3 in the middle, MT-1 and MT-2 at leftt (looking North/East) - OM32
BNSF EB manifest passing under the signal bridge on MT-1 - OM16 same BNSF EB will reach Hill 582 in seconds - OM17
same BNSF EB manifest going uphill - OM18 there comes a BNSF WB round the corner on MT-2 - OM19
BNSF WB intermodal on MT-2 - OM44 same BNSF WB train - OM45
BNSF WB intermodal train downhill - OM20 BNSF 7445 = GE ES44DC up front - OM21
close up of BNSF 7445 - OM22 still the same BNSF WB intermodal - OM23
behind the last stack car are 2 rear end DPU's - OM24 last photo of BNSF WB intermodal - OM25
BNSF 7755 (GE ES44DC) with graffiti on MT-3 EB - OM26 BNSF 7755 and 7725 is a DPU transfer EB on MT-3 - OM27
UP NB intermodal on UP track - OM29 overview w/MT-3 looking toward Summit (East) - OM30
unusual panoramic view of Hill 582 as the photographer is standing near MT-2 - OM41
BNSF 7770 leading a WB manifest train - OM49 the engines just passed the Hill - OM50
same WB manifest - OM51 last photo of WB manifest - OM52
BNSF EB coming round the curve on MT-1 - OM33 BNSF EB getting closer to the Hill - OM34
same BNSF EB intermodal on MT-1 - OM53 BNSF 8107 = GE ES44C4 - OM54
the locos are passing Hill 582 - OM35 another view of BNSF 8107 - OM55
the locos just passed the Hill - OM37 heading for Summit - OM56
same BNSF EB on MT-1 - OM57 at the same time is a BNSF WB on MT-2 rolling downhill - OM58
last photo of EB and WB trains - OM59 BNSF 7634 (GE ES44DC) WB intermodal - OM60
UP EB intermodal on BNSF MT-1 - OM61 UP 2010 = GE AC45CCTE Boy Scouts of America Locomotive - OM62
UP EB intermodal with leading UP 2010 locomotive - OM63
same UP EB Intermodal Train on BNSF MT-1 - OM12 Same train heading for Summit - OM13
UP rear end DPU on same intermodal - OM14 last photo of UP EB intermodal - OM15


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

All photos copyright by Othmar Moser and his son (Over all copyright by Werner Meer)

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