Cajon Pass was a great place to get the UP's big power in the 70's. Here a DD35A climbs the North line headed East.
westbound UP train on Santa Fe trackage rights
The A-B-A set of DD35's are heading east, about to start the descent to Barstow
4 DD35's lead a eastbound manifest through Cajon pass summit, and are about to start the downhill run to Barstow
A Eastbound Union Pacific train has just passed cajon summit and is starting to apply the dynamic brakes for the downhill grade to Barstow
DD35A and DD35B approaching Cheyenne from the west.
Standing on what remains of it's last legs, UP 79 is slowly being torn apart for scrap. Original shot by Jim.
Running out it's final miles prior to retirement, Union Pacific DD35 #84 leads a westbound freight through Grant Tower in Salt Lake City. The background at this location has changed dramatically w... (more)
A Union Pacific freight, led by a DD35A / GP30B / DD35 / GP30B lashup, passes the old UP passenger station in Riverside, CA, on New Year’s Eve 1978.
Union Pacific DD35A 75 speeds through downtown Pomona, CA, on Christmas Eve 1976.
The downtown Las Vegas skyline in the background
Heading for Cajon Summit
The cab and front truck of DD35A 80 make for an impressive sight at UP's Portland Shops in August 1972.
UP 80 West tops the Cajon grade at Summit and begins the long descent into the LA Basin.