A Whisp-Spud begins its decent into Cajon Pass from Summit on a warm summer day in one of railroading's more iconic spots.
Following a loaded coal train south from Healy is challenging enough without having to contend with sucker holes. Unfortunately I lost the battle here as the train crests the summit of Broad Pass ... (more)
Demoted to freight service this future celebrity teams up with a celebrity of the day to wheel a eastbound freight toward Barstow.,
Eastbound intermodal makes it's way under a rainbow as it approaches Cajon Summit.
A little dusting of snow at Cajon Summit. One of my last shots of the year.
A very long Union Pacific mixed freight going down Cajon pass on main track 1, with sparkling clean SD70AH (SD70ACe) # 8919, SD70M # 5112 and C40-8W # 9381. Midtrain helpers were SD70M # 4839 and ... (more)
BNSF 5173 and six other engines haul an eastbound manifest through Summit on the outskirts of downtown Tehachapi.
At last light of the day, a UP eastbound freight powers around the last curve of Cajon's climb into Summit. Today there are three tracks through this cut (widened, of course).
An eastbound Santa Fe mixed freight is near the top of Cajon Pass as it swings around the curve leading to Summit.
A short eastbound UP freight is near the top of Cajon Pass as it approaches Summit, CA.
Smoke belches from the trailing SD40-2---perhaps the sign of a bad turbo--as a UP westbound crests Cajon Pass at Summit, CA.
Five GEVOS lead this intermodal train as it approaches the Summit of the Cajon Pass.
Running waycar light from Cedar Park, ATCX 442 descends the Summit grade westbound. The train usually consists of restored passenger cars loaded with people enjoying a scenic ride through the Texa... (more)
You can get lucky sometimes and it was our lucky day as this was where the train came to a stop after having a penalty application and we were able to assist the train crew to fix the problem.
Union Pacific 8095 heads downhill on main 3 soon to be followed by a BNSF stack on main 2 in Triple track territory on Cajon Pass