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updated: December 29, 2013
Cajon Pass Photo Collection 8/16
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
# 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
# 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 @
# 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 -
RenÚ Grignard (behind), from left: Claude Schmit,
Chantal Boden, Patrick Bopp
GGG 7/19/13 -
Luxembourg Crew, Don Toles, Gary Gray
and Marc Fournier
GGG 7/19/13 -
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|
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.|
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|
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|
|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|
March 24: Marc spent last weekend of
March 23/24 at the Fillmore and Western Railway's Rail Fest 2013 -----
Fillmore CA. -
# 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
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.
Yearly, the UPRR salutes the City and the tournament by displaying some of their heritage fleet.
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|
|Cajon 1 with 2006 photos - click here||Cajon 2 with 2007 photos - click here||Cajon 3 with 2008 photos - click here|
|Cajon 4 with 2009 photos - click here||Cajon 5 with 2010 photos - click here||Cajon 6 with 2011 photos - click here|
|Cajon 7 with 2012 photos - click here||Cajon 8 with 2013 photos - click here||Cajon 9 with 2014 photos - click here|
|Cajon 10 with 2015 photos - click here||Cajon 11 with 2016 photos - click here||Cajon 12 with 2017 photos - click here|
|Cajon 13 with 2018 photos - click here||Cajon 14 with 2019 photos - click here||Cajon 15 with 2020 photos - click here|
|Cajon 16 with 2021 photos - click here||Cajon 17 future||Cajon 18 future|
|History of Hill 582 photos - click here||Ranchero Road Project - click here||Colton Flyover Project - click here|
|Highway 138 East Project - click here||Mojave River Bridges - click here||Green Tree Blvd. Project - click here|
Cajon Pass 3rd Main Track Construction by BNSF in 2007 and
BNSF was building a 3rd Main Track thru Cajon Pass. It was built along the # 1 (north) track (2,2 % grade). The only 2 tunnels in Cajon have been daylighted.
This one of a time project was completed on November 07, 2008.
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF
on 9 Albums
Photos by Don E. Toles, Gary G. Gray
and Marc Fournier
taken from 6/22/07 to 12/24/08
|DET 8/24/07 Summit Curve - 061||See all 9 pages with 896 photos - click here||DET 10/25/07 T-2 EP w/BNSF EB train - 197|
8 different and detailed Maps of Cajon Pass with
captions (Mile Posts and Location) by Gary G. Gray - click
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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