SP 4449 and UP 8444 are racing each other up Cajon Pass at Tunnel #2. The SP 4449 would stop just around the curve due to an overheated bearing, ending what was one of the best races up Cajon Pas... (more)
OH BOTH! That is what people were yelling as both SP 4449 and UP 8444 showed up at the same time at Tunnel #1 on Cajon Pass. We could see the smoke plume from SP 4449 as it came around the corner... (more)
Southern Pacific SD45T-2 9177 leads Milwaukee Road SD40-2s 156, 174 and 168 through Sullivan's Curve area on Cajon Pass. We spent the day chasing this power consist, which started out at the old T... (more)
Union Pacific 8083, on of their "fast 40 class SD40-2s", rounds the corner at Summit with the hot LAX eastbound intermodal train. Camping out at Summit was a good way to see this train ... (more)
With Santa Fe's double-track main line far below, a heavy SP manifest out of West Colton roars up the steep grade of the Palmdale-Colton Cut-off. If you look closely, you can see that the SP line ... (more)
BNSF 3755 leads the westbound Barstow to West Colton manifest past Cajon in the early morning.
BNSF 8502 west comes to a stop at Cajon for an eastbound Z9 to crossover to main 3.
Brand New T4C UP 9066 leads this Coal drag in a 3X2 fashion with 92lds, 13,156tns, 5338ft. This is her 2nd trip after leading the MNPWC-13 Westward yesterday! Sure are pretty when they're new!
Oops, the derailment just north of Highway 138 in Cajon Pass. Heavy rains cause track damage in the area, requiring work crews to repair the track. As crews were working in the early morning hours... (more)
Thousands of rail photographers have made the pilgrimage to Cajon Pass, and the parallel former Santa Fe and Southern Pacific lines are taken for granted. It’s hard to believe that SP’s Palmdale C... (more)
A heavy West Colton CA to Roper UT manifest climbs upgrade to CP Cajon
A long BNSF stack train struggles up the 2.2% grade at the Cajon OS on the BNSF Cajon Sub
Running about 4 and a half hours late. Amtrak #3 descends down the Cajon Pass with the Phase IV Heritage unit, Amtrak 184.
A late running Amtrak westbound Southwest Chief passes Cajon station in the early morning.
SUMMIT CA Sept. 7 1983 -- Many pictures have been taken here. Here's mine. Get a copy of Chard Walker's "Railroading through Cajon Pass" and you will understand the allure of this area. ... (more)