UP 7605, GE demonstrator engine and UP 7606 make their maiden voage to Los Angeles for the UP/GE Green Locomotive Technology Tour.
An eastbound passes under the westbound control signal in Verdemont.
Running elephant style over Cajon Summit. Note the heavy snow!
An eastbound UP pushes hard up main #2 as the normal route, main #1, is down for maintenance. This train required two helpers from BNSF to make the grade. BNSF gave them two dash 9's to help out.
A short westbound z-train enters San Bernardino. Looking 5.5 miles up this straight stretch of track you can see the Cargill Facility in the background.
A short manifest passes through Cajon Summit.
Westbound through Cajon Canyon.
An eastbound climbs the steep grade through Silverwood as a railfan holds a "Merry Christmas" sign for passing crews. In the background a southbound UP on the Palmdale Cut-off.
Westdown main #2.
Heading east in on a clear day.
The BNSF Southern California Christmas Train makes it's run between Cajon Summit and San Bernardino. In this shot the sun just crosses the front end of the engine highlighting Santa. In the back g... (more)
The BNSF Southern California Christmas Train makes it's run between Cajon Summit and San Bernardino.
Taking the cut through Stein's Hill we see the second unit is a freshly painted SD40-2 in the "Swoosh" paint scheme.