RailPictures.Net Photo: ATSF 3279 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD GP30 at Cajon, California by John Doughty
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» Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) (more..)
» EMD GP30 (more..)
» Cajon Pass 
» Cajon, California, USA (more..)
» March, 1983
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» ATSF 3279 (more..)
» Unknown
» John Doughty (more..)
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When I climbed on top of this hill, I saw for the first time the Santa Fe derailment that happened just north of Highway 138 in Cajon Pass, and at first glance it looked like it was from an HO model railroad. Heavy rains cause track damage in the area, requiring work crews to repair the track. As crews were working in the early morning hours, Santa Fe 3279 East came around the corner and apparently hit a front-end loader at 5:10 am, causing the derailment. You can see the front-end loader to the left. The train was traveling at 23 mph, there was one injury, thankfully no fatalities. Derailed locomotives are ATSF 3279, ATSF 2959, ATSF 3282, and ATSF 3338.
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