In an everyday scene that now seems so alien, a Santa Fe caboose punctuates an eastbound pig train climbing Cajon Pass.
An eastbound train, with 49 TOFC flats, makes the ascent of Cajon Pass. The train is seen here rounding Sullivan’s curve at 2:20 pm on May 5, 1984.
A pair of Santa Fe GP30’s enters Sullivan’s Curve as it drifts down the Cajon Pass Grade. They have just helped an intermodal train up to Cajon Summit, and are headed for their next push.
A Cotton Belt tunnel motor leans into a classic Southern Pacific caboose as it helps a westbound SP train around Sullivan’s Curve.
Restricted to 15MPH, This monster 172 Load, 18422 Tons, 15780 Foot long stack train creeps around Sullivan's Curve. The power is broken up into a 5X3X2 configuration totaling 44000 HP!
The UP F... (more)
A new Tier 4 leads the Kaiser Hauler as he winds around Sullivan's Curve in Cajon Pass.
A westbound Southern Pacific manifest rounds Sullivan’s Curve, with four six-axle EMD’s leading. My luck with the SP seemed to be questionable. Usually the lead units were filthy, and the rare cle... (more)
East Meets East
Cajon Pass is one of those unusual placed where eastbound trains of two railroads could roll next to each other while moving in opposite directions. This was the ca... (more)
An eastbound Santa Fe intermodal train enters Sullivan’s curve as it climb Cajon Pass. The cut to the left is part of the original alignment that was in place when Herb Sullivan took the photos th... (more)
Arguably one of, if not the most iconic photo locations along the entire Santa Fe system is Sullivan’s Curve in Cajon Pass, made known to the outside world by photographer Herb Sullivan in the 194... (more)
BNSF 8455 leads an eastbound vehicle train up Cajon Pass as it enters Sullivan's Curve.
A solid set of 4 BNSF SD70ACe's lead the HBARWAT into Sullivan's curve in the late afternoon.
UP SD70AH 9003 leads the ZLADV on main 1 as it climbs Cajon Pass at Sullivan's curve in the early morning.
BNSF 3868 leads the Los Angeles to Norfolk Southern-Atlanta Q train at Sullivan's as it works up main 1.
A westbound BNSF stack train heads down Cajon with a GECX demo 2nd out.