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
A westbound DPU unit is passing the old and bypassed tunnel at the top of the grade as it returns a bunch of empties to the Powder River. The verdant foliage of spring wreathes the scene beautifu... (more)
The Pittsburg to Kaiser coil train comes over Summit while the Los Flores Fire burns out of control behind it.
An eastbound empty oil train crests the continental divide at Marias Pass. The grandeur of Glacier National Park stretches out into the distance.
A statue of John F. Stevens stands watch over the summit of Marias Pass while trains still use the route he charted in 1889 for the Great Northern's crossing of the Continental Divide.
New to the area and in a new job, I was seldom available to get out trackside and unfortunately Santa Fe was soon to change paint jobs aggressively. so here is one of the fairly few shots I got in... (more)
And the race is on! Lackwisp is struggling on the outside and here comes Dego on the inside making a late move.
BNSF 7377 makes its way through Summit as it begins heading down a snow covered Cajon Pass.
BNSF 7715 makes its way down Cajon pass.
BNSF 7023 leads a Barstow bound train up Cajon Pass on track 1 as a west bound stack train heads down the pass on track 2.
Not much evidence remains of a light snow which fell in Cajon Pass the night before as an eastbound BNSF doublestack train charges east up the grade approaching Summit.
Eastbound train rounding the curve just before Summit.