Heading down the Palmdale Cutoff near Dike, UP 8812 leads this MRVWC south in the late morning.
SP 9177 leads Milwaukee Road 156, 174 and 168 up Cajon Pass. Seeing three Milwaukee Road engines on a single train was rather rare in SoCal, so we ended up chasing this power consist all day.
The southbound Mojave Flyer heads down the Palmdale Cutoff as it nears Dike, with standard cab SD60 #2220 leading.
A brilliant sunset over Cajon Pass as Southern Pacific "snoot" 8381 waits in the helper spur at Dike for the next westbound train to push over the Cajon summit.
It's extremely common to find meets all along Cajon Pass....but let me tell you about the WIND out here this morning down at the bottom! Not so bad further up the road, but right here, my camera s... (more)
An eastbound UP manifest train heads up the hill as a BNSF westbound descends the grade.
UP 4619 leads the SFLNO down the Palmdale Cutoff at Devore with a brightline special move.
A westbound train begins its ascent up Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff with a pair of SD70Ms leading a tunnel motor.
Dark TerritoryA Southern Pacific westbound passes the train order station (the caboose on the right) at Dike, the SP's name for Devore, California. Opened in 1967, this is the SP's... (more)
A hot Santa Fe westbound intermodal train approaches Devore, at the base of southern California's Cajon Pass, on October 27th, 1990. The train is being pulled by three new "elephant-style&qu... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific train exits Cajon Pass and adds more of the ubiquitous Cajon brake shoe smoke to the atmosphere of Devore, California.
60 cars of California produce have begun their journey to east coast markets as they descend Cajon Pass at Devore, California.
Eastbound Santa Fe freight Devore Cajon Pass
Why do the best things always show up after the sun disappears? – In the era just before Santa Fe’s unsuccessful merger with the SP, and before Superfleet, it was uncommon to encounter matched set... (more)