A Z1 from Kansas City to Los Angeles makes its way down Cajon passing what used to be the old tunnel before the triple track project.
A slightly faded 6-axle leads quite and assorment of power eastbound.
This eastbound mixed freight with a very mixed consist in just heeling into the curve leading to Tunnel 2. Shot from the embankment.
The standard-cab GP60s got lost in the excitement over the Warbonnets, but they were good-looking units.
This was a rarety. For some reason this ATSF string was on the rear of a UP train. The only thing I can figure out is that this may have been the UP coal train. In those days UP did not use a l... (more)
An EB train with an unrebuilt but repainted unit is approaching the tunnel, taking the "the long way".
Anticipation, anticipayaytion. I just couldn't resist. Lord, I apologize. This is an EB freight, that's all, don't ready anything into it.
Pushing yet another EB freight. The 30s and 35s were almost boriing particularly in the 70s when a huge number of trains had consists of 5 or 6. How little we appreciate the commonplace until is... (more)
Pushing hard on an eastbound the helpers emerge from Tunnel 1 back when Cajon had tunnels and cabooses. Funny, I lived in San Bernardino for four years but the majority of my shots were taken whe... (more)
UP's West Colton to North Platte manifest grinds up Cajon Pass at Alray with 3 older GE's behind the lead unit, one of which is a ex Southern Pacific.
Fall colors are starting to show in Cajon Pass as early morning finds Eastbound stacks passing under the I-15 underpass at Alray.
Santa Fe eastbound Trash Special runs up Cajon Pass on the normal downbound main. Headed for Cadiz, it will wye and return late that same day.
Westbound on the Palmdale Cutoff with only four units, there must be a helper somewhere back there.
Kind of hard to shoot a swing helper on Palmdale Cutoff not coupled, sorry. Not a bad late-career TDY to my old stomping grounds. Wrapping up another career, I hope I get back again.
A chilly late afternoon in the upper reaches of Cajon Pass finds a northbound UP manifest freight on the former SP Palmdale Cutoff, passing above the now out of service Tunnel 1 on BNSF's Cajon Su... (more)