RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 5404 BNSF Railway GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW) at Cajon Pass, California by Craig Walker
 
  Login Sign Up 


Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo


View Larger Map
BNSF Railway (more..)
GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW) (more..)
BNSF Cajon Subdivision (more..)
Cajon Pass, California, USA (more..)
December 27, 2019
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
BNSF 5404 (more..)
BNSF S-LHALPC (more..)
Craig Walker (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Silverwood, one mile from Cajon Pass' Summit, was not a location in railroad timetables until the mid-1980s, when the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific hoped to merge and connections between the Santa Fe's trackage and the SP's Palmdale Cutoff, in order to allow more freedom of movement between the two railroads. Of course, the merger never took place and the SP was absorbed by the Union Pacific but the crossovers built at Silverwood (and Keenbrook) now allow the UP flexibility to access their West Colton Yard. On a snowy December 27, 2019, BNSF train S-LHALPC1-26, an intermodal train heading from the Los Angeles Harbor's Pier 400 to Logistics Park in Chicago IL, is about done climbing the grade as it is now a mile from Summit. This train is on Track 1, with parallel Track 2 next to it. On the left is Track 3, the original 1883 mainline, with a 3% grade notice how this line drops downgrade more quickly than the other two. On the right is the Union Pacific's Mojave Sub (the former Southern Pacific "Palmdale Cutoff"), which now features a crossover from the BNSF's Cajon Sub and the reason that Silverwood became a "place" on the railroads here.
Community Response Photo Comments (0) 
Views: 1,230     Favorited: 7
Since added on December 31, 2019

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
 
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (2)+ Add to Album
2020 Photos

Album created by member Scott K
Album Views: 1,488
Mike D Photos
Terry's Favorite Railroad Pictures

Album created by member Terry Schull
Album Views: 124,901
My personal favorite shots from the photographers on this site
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album


EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.



Photo Copyright 2019 Craig Walker. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information