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Cajon Pass Photo Collection
April 1991
by Werner Meer, Switzerland
Bonus Photos: Tehachapi - Mojave Desert (Needles Sub.) - Kingman - (267 photos)

Note: The copyright belongs to this gentleman. Do not use any photos without written permission.

Back in 1991 digital photography did not exist. Therefore, a good friend of mine took the time to scan my old negatives. A big thank you goes to Marc Rossire. Well, colors and quality are sometimes not the best but on the other hand, I can show what happened back in the old days in and around Cajon Pass.
This trip, my classmate (school friend) Balz Lehmann came along. While I was taking photos, he was responsible for video filming on super VHS.

For bigger size photos - please click on the 3- or 5-digit number below each photo.

Part 1: Mormon Rocks - Highway 138
91-001 - UP EB on SF North Track under Hwy 138 91-002 - UP EB on SF North Track over Cajon Creek
91-003 - UP EB on SF North Track over Cajon Creek 91-004 - UP WB on SF South Track toward Hwy 138
91-005 - UP WB on SF South Track over Cajon Creek 91-006 - UP WB on SF South Track toward Hwy 138
91-007 - UP WB on South Track (Stein's Hill) 91-008 - UP WB on South Track (Stein's Hill)
91-075 - UP WB on South Track w/old signal 91-076 - UP WB rolling under Hwy 138
91-077 - UP WB rolling under Hwy 138 91-078 - at the same time there is a UP EB on the North track coming
91-079 - UP EB under Hwy 138 on North track 91-080 - UP 9432 = GE C41-8W
91-081 - UP 6046 = EMD SD60 91-082 -
91-083 - last photo of this UP manifest 91-084 - while waiting a picture of the Mormon Rocks
91-085 - SP SB on Palmdale Cutoff (SP Track) 91-086 -
91-087 - 91-088 - SP SB will pass Hwy 138
91-089 - next is a SF EB rolling over Cajon Creek 91-090 - the Mormon Rocks are iqonic
91-091 - SF 5380 = EMD SD45 91-092 - SF 9537 = GE SF30C
91-093 - SF 5972 = EMD F45 91-094 - SF 5258 = EMD SDF40-2
91-095 - SF Train on North Track and SP NB on SP Track 91-096 - still the same SF EBwith a bare table
91-097 - the SF EB bare tabel between the Rocks 91-098 - UP WB on South Track
91-099 - same UP WB on South Track 91-100 - SF helper set on North Track
91-101 - UP EB on North Track 91-102 - UP EB rolling over Cajon Creek

 

Part 2: Summit - Lugo (East of Summit)
(old negatives got a touch of red)
91-103 - SF EB on Summit Curve 91-104 - SF 2938 = EMD GP35u
91-105 - SF 2872 = EMD GP35u 91-106 - SF 2920 = EMD GP35u
91-107 - Amtrak Desert Wind EB on South Track 91-108 - AT EB on Summit Curve
91-109 - entering Summit and SF EB on hold 91-110 - Amtrak using Summit switch to North Track
91-111 - SF WB passing Summit 91-112 - SF meet East and West bound trains
91-113 - SF 4038 = EMD GP60 91-114 - SF 3813 = EMD GP50
91-115 - SF WB intermodal 91-116 - now, SF EB is leaving Summit


91-118 - UP EB coming round the Summit curve

91-117 - special load on flat cars (last photo of WB) 91-119 - UP 6262 = EMD SD60M (3-window cab)


91-121 - same UP EB

91-120 - same UP EB entering Summit 91-122 - end of UP EB train


91-124 - SF 5022 = EMD SD40-2R

91-123 - SF WB on South Track 91-125 - SF 7420 = GE Dash8-40B
91-126 - SF WB intermodal train 91-127 -
91-128 - 91-129 - last photo of SF WB at Summit
91-009 - Lugo - SF WB rolling toward Summit 91-010 - SF EMD GP60M
91-011 - SF WB towrad Summit 91-012 - there are some Auto Racks
91-013 - but also TOFC and some Containers 91-014 - last photo of this SF WB
91-015 - SF EB toward Hesperia 91-016 -
91-017 - end of SF EB train at Lugo 91-028 - our Chrysler Minivan braught us to every location

 

Part 3: Cajon Station - Sullivan's Curve - Cajon Station
91-018 - SF WB on South Track at Cajon Station 91-019 - beautiful GP60M Warbonnet is leading this WB
91-020 - 3 x Warbonnets on the way to San Bernardino 91-021 - it is an intermodal train
91-022 - last photo of thsi location 91-023 - UP WB entering Sullivan's Curve on North Track
91-024 - UP 2505 = GE C30-7 91-025 - UP WB Coal Train w/Sullivan's Rocks
91-026 - UP WB loaded coal train 91-027 - there are 2 rear end DPU's (helpers)
91-029 - SF WB intermodal entering Sullivans' Curve 91-030 -
91-031 - 91-032 - there are 5 Warbonnet Diesels up front
91-033 - 91-034 -
91-035 - 91-036 -
91-037 - there are 2 rear en DPU's 91-038 -
91-039 - last photo of SF WB w/special Rock 91-040 - next is a UP WB intermodal train
91-041 - UP 9236 = GE C40-8 91-042 - of course, our van is waiting for us !
91-043 - 91-044 -
91-045 - APC/APL stack train 91-046 -
91-047 - last photo of UP WB APL train 91-048 - SF EB
91-049 - 91-050 - loaded ballast cars and Balz takes a video
91-051 - loaded track segments in he Gondolas 91-052 - SP NB on SP Track w/5 units
91-053 - 91-054 - SP 7306 = SD40-2r and 9348 = SD45T-2
91-055 - 91-056 -
91-057 - Golden Triangle Railroad 91-058 - SSW heavy weathered covered hopper
91-059 - last photo of SP NB w/4 Tank Cars 91-060 - SF WB on South Track at Cajon Station
91-061 - EMD GP60M 91-062 - and other GP60M
91-063 - SF WB 91-064 - track above coil cars goes to Sullivan's Curve
91-065 - wheel sets load 91-066 - last photo of SF WB on South Track
91-067 - UP EB helper set on South Track 91-068 - these UP helpers will go back to Victorville
91-069 - UP WB on South Track at Cajon 91-070 - lots of Covered Hoppers
91-071 - Amtrak WB Desert Wind 91-072 - AT F40PH at Cajon Station
91-073 - AT WB Desert Wind w/5 Cars 91-074 - little Dinosaur was always watching us

 

New 7/19: Accurate Map of Cajon Pass as of 2018 by Steve Jessup & Todd Gillette (RR Illustrated) - click here

 

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, Swarthout Canyon Road Crossing

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, SPT = SP 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

Bonus Photos - non Cajon Pass

Part 4: Tehachapi Loop - Bealville - Caliente
91-130 - first train of the day is a SF EB on the Loop 91-131 - there are 2 Warbonnet Diesels at the front end
91-132 - 91-133 - GE Dash
91-134 - EMD GP60M 91-135 -
91-136 - SF 2755 = EMD GP30 91-137 -
91-138 - SP SB going round the Loop 91-139 - below is another SF EB w/lots of Warbonnets coming
91-140 - left: SP SB, right below: SF EB toward Loop 91-141 - SP SB going around the Loop (Loop Ranch in the middle)
91-142 - 91-143 - SP 7510 = EMD SD45R
91-144 - chrome plated Tank Container 91-145 - SF EB emerging from the Loop Tunnel 9
91-146 - 7 units are pulling this SF EB on the Loop 91-147 - there are 5 Warbonnet diesels on this train
91-148 - thr ground is vibrating 91-149 -
91-150 - SF 90 = EMD FP45 91-151 - SF 5963 = EMD F45
91-152 - SF 545 = GE B40-8W 91-153 - SF 534 = GE B40-8W
91-154 - SF 511 = GE B40-8W 91-155 - SF 502 = GE B40-8W
91-156 - SP SB coming around the Loop 91-157 - SP 6871 = EMD SD40T-2R
91-158 - the locos will pass thru Tunnel 10 91-159 - lumber load
91-160 - more lumber load 91-161 -
91-162 - 3 mid train helpers are visible 91-163 - last photo of this SP SB train on the Loop
We moved down to Bealville to catch the famous Tank Train plus Tunnel 5
91-164 - SP SB Tank Train w/5 units in front at Bealville 91-165 - Engineer is waving us, EMD SD40-2R
91-166 - 91-167 -
91-168 - 5 mid train DPU's (Helpers) 91-169 -
91-170 - 91-171 - detail of pipe connection between the tank cars
91-172 - the leading engines just left Tunnel 5 91-173 - heavy smoke from the exhaust
91-174 - SP SB going around the curve to Cliff 91-175 - mid train helpers cause a lot of smoke (last photo of TT)
91-176 - SF helper set passing by 91-177 - next train is a SF NB just before Tunnel 5
Tunnel 2
91-178 - the same SF NB is leaving Tunnel 2 91-179 - and rolling donw to Tunnel 1 and Caliente
91-180 - same train 91-181 - same SF NB between Tunnel 2 and 1
Ilmon (along Caliente Creek)
91-182 - yes, it is the same SF NB train near Ilmon 91-183 - last photo of of SF NB manifest near Ilmon.
Caliente Curve
91-184 - friendly engineer is waving 91-185 - SP NB is entering Caliente Curve
91-186 - 5 engines are pulling this SP NB train 91-187 - a manifest is always having a nice variety of cars
91-188 - fanous Caliente Curve 91-189 - wheel set load
91-190 - end of SP NB train 91-191 - next is a SF NB with GE Dash8.40B
91-192 - 91-193 -
91-194 - this train is an all intermodal train 91-195 - the whole Caliente Curve
91-196 - same SF NB at Caliente (just after the curve) 91-197 - Pipe Load on Trailer (last photo of Caliente)

 

Part 5: Afton Canyon
91-198 - UP WB 91-199 - UP EB Auto Rack
91-200 - same train passing the bridges 91-201 - same UP EB
91-202 - we did not want to cross the creek (risk is too high) 91-203 - another UP EB manifest
91-204 - nice UP tank container 91-205 - Amtrak WB Desert Wind
91-206 - it is heading for Barstow, Cajon and L.A. 91-207 -
91-208 - another UP EB manifest 91-209 - last photo of this location

 

Part 6: Mojave Desert (Needles Sub) - Ludlow - Kingman Canyon - Kingman
91-210 - SF WB coming from Ludlow 91-211 - same train on Ludlow Curve
91-212 - lots of TOFC on this train 91-213 - SF EB
91-214 - same train w/SF F45 91-215 - last photo from Ludlow
91-216 - SF in the Mojave Desert 91-217 -
91-218 - special load 91-219 - next is another SF intermodal train
91-220 - passing a RR-Xing 91-221 - SF WB in Kingman Canyon
91-222 - same train getting closer 91-223 - 4th unit = full body F45
91-224 - same WB train 91-225 - another WB w/Warbonnets
91-226 - there are 4 Warbonnet diesels up front 91-227 - SF 524 = GE B40-8
91-228 - special load on flat 91-229 - proceeding to the West
91-230 - unique load on flat 91-231 - another SF EB
91-232 - SF EB manifest 91-233 - same train with SP 86' Hi-Cube Box Car
91-234 - 91-235 - last photo of Kingman Canyon
91-236 - SF EB entering Kingman, AZ 91-237 - SF 7448 = Dash8-40B, SF 7402 = B39-8
91-238 - 3rd and 4th units are both Dash8-40B 91-239 -
91-240 - old Kingman Depot 91-241 - all JB Hunt Trailers on Flats
91-242 - SF WB at Kingman 91-243 - rare SD45B

 

Part 7: Union Pacific - Las Vegas - Nevada
91-244 -APEX Underpass built 1939 (North of Vegas) 91-245 - UP EB w/SD60M's
91-246 - it is rolling over the APEX underpass 91-247 - these days were common with APL/APC double stack
91-248 - 91-249 - last photo of this UP EB
91-250 - another UP EB with Auto Racks 91-251 - last photo of this location
91-252 - UP Yard at Las vegas 91-253 - there are some special cars around
91-254 - MoW and Work Train Cars 91-255 -
91-256 - ballast car 91-257 - work equipment
91-258 - pass cars on storage 91-259 - MoW combine (former WP)

 

Part 8: Union Pacific - Cheyenne, WY
We also visited Cheyenne and went to the West side. The signal bridge made us some unexpected shade on the locos and the cars. But the 7 "Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Railcars" needed to be pictured.
91-260 - UP WB train w/CAT load 91-261 - next is the first "Solid Rocket Motor Railcar"
91-262 - and the second car 91-263 - there were a total of 7 pcs. in a row.
91-264 - UP EB w/SD60M and MoPac Loco 91-265 - UP 3710 = EMD SD40-2
91-266 - UP 9392 = GE C40-8 91-267 - UP EB meets WB train

All photos copyright by Werner Meer

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Cajon Pass
Photo Collection
 June 1986

Tunnels


Photos by Werner Meer (Switzerland)

Updated: 3/29/22
1986 - AT Desert Wind - WM-27 See all 32 photos - click here 1986 - AT&SF EB at Pine Lodge - WM-17  

 

Cajon Pass
Photo Collection
 May 1987
Sullivan's Curve, Tunnels, Stein's Hill
(Barstow & Tehachapi)

Photos by Werner Meer (Switzerland)


Updated: 4/02/22
1987 - SP Tunnel Motor WM-073 See all 218 photos - click here 1987 - AT&SF Kodak U-Boat WM-106

 

Cajon Pass
Photo Collection
 May 1989
(Barstow & Tehachapi)

Photos by Werner Meer (Switzerland)


Updated: 4/07/22
1989 - SP EB over Cajon Creek WM-006 See all 194 photos - click here 1989 - UP WB Coal Tarin WM-036

 

Cajon Pass
Photo Collection
 May 1993
(Barstow)

Photos by Werner Meer (Switzerland)


Updated: 4/26/22
1993 - SF GP60M/GP60B Cajon 93-082 See all 125 photos - click here 1993 - UP WB w/CSX and Switchers 93-045

 

Cajon Pass
Photo Collection
 May 1995
(Barstow, Tehachapi)

Photos by Werner Meer (Switzerland)


Updated: 5/01/22
1995 - SF EB to Sullivan's Curve 95-035 See all 146 photos - click here 1995 - SF WB at Stein's Hill 95-019

 

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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