A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway baretable train rounds the curve at Cajon Campground and approaches the Swarthout Road grade crossing as it nears Blue Cut in the lower part of Cajon Pass. ... (more)
Nearly two hours after BNSF train Q-NWHLAC6-30 stopped about six-miles east of Summit, due to chronic Positive Train Control (PTC) and Trip Optimizer programming failures, the train arrives at Caj... (more)
Consider the length of BNSF train Z-LACWSP9-05L, which is visible in the distance as it rounds the much-photographed curve at Cajon Pass’ Summit, and that fact that this train is carrying hundreds... (more)
After a series of stops due to issues with the locomotives’ Positive Train Control (PTC) and Trip Optimizer programming, BNSF train Q-NWHLAC6-30 was able to get the systems working all right and t... (more)
Bringing up the rear of BNSF Railway train Q-NWHLAC6-30 is one of the railway’s ten 25th Anniversary engines, in this case ES44AC 6075. And someone who assigns power didn’t follow the edict that ... (more)
On a cold morning at the summit an eastbound freight storms up with a awesome quartet of unusual power.
It’s a bit of a cheat, but sometimes the best shot of a train is on the rear, particularly if the Distributed Power Units are facing rearward. Such was the case with Union Pacific train WELYUZ-20... (more)
Dwarfed by Cajon Pass’ Mormon Rocks is Union Pacific train WELYUZ-20, a work train (a solid train of Herzog ballast cars) traveling from Elsey CA to Yuma AZ. Overnight and early morning snow stil... (more)
One of Cajon Pass’ iconic locations is the big curve that leads eastbound trains in Summit. Following a snowing night, BNSF Priority UPS-LTL Intermodal train Z-SBDWSP9-25 (San Bernardino CA to Wi... (more)
Winding through the S-curve at Mormon Rocks in Cajon Pass, BNSF Intermodal Stacks train S-ALTLBT1-21 makes it way from Alliance, Texas, to the Port of Long Beach’s Pier T. They typical quartet of... (more)
SP SD40T-2 8288, D&RGW SD45 5329, SP SD45-T2 9309 and SD40-T2 8354 are grinding up Cajon Pass. Sullivan's Curve is in the background.
A tardy Southwest Chief maneuvers its way down Cajon Pass as the sun casts daylight onto the surrounding landscape. Much of the foliage has withered away over the dry winter, with only one signifi... (more)
A westbound Z train begins the downhill ascent on Cajon Pass with a DC GEVO on the head end.
An eastbound Z train heads upgrade towards Summit, as their tail end can be seen on the left.
BNSF 7749 leads an eastbound intermodal train up Cajon Pass as it approaches Silverwood.