After passing through Summit, on BNSF’s Cajon Sub, Union Pacific train P-YRWC-09 crosses over to the UP’s Mojave Sub at Silverwood. This train, powered by UP 4-8-8-4 4014, marked the first time a... (more)
Grinding uphill in Cajon Pass is BNSF train U-WATAXT7-12, an empty ethanol train heading back to Axtell, Nebraska, from Watson, California. This train, passing through Silverwood in Cajon Pass an... (more)
Many people assume California's Mojave Desert has tall Saguaro Cactus. Those people are wrong. The Mojave Desert does have a wide variety of plant life, though, including Joshua Trees made famou... (more)
Running 13 hours late and pulled by a pair of BNSF diesels (7368 and 5454), Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, takes Track 3 - the original mainline, and at 3% also the slightly... (more)
4 units lead a Northbound manifest on the Palmdale Cutoff at Silverwood.
BNSF 3969 leads the ZLACCHI near Silverwood just after sunrise.
Eastbound stacks lead by BNSF 7007 pass through Silverwood as the train nears Cajon Summit.
Scorched Earth - A westbound Union Pacific manifest train rolls down the grade near CP SP Silverwood on the former Southern Pacific Palmdale Cutoff.
The scorched hillside in the backgro... (more)
UP 3034 east leading the MWCNP approaches Silverwood as it nears Cajon Summit.
A new BNSF ES44C4 leads the West Colton to Barstow manifest at Silverwood.
UP's northbound Mojave Flyer cruses along with a short train in tow as it nears the summit of Cajon Pass at Hiland.
A northbound military train heading to Yermo is coming off the Mojave Sub and onto the Silverwood connector where it will enter BNSF rails for the run to Daggett.
A short Mojave Flyer lead by a trio of EMD's races up the Palmdale Cutoff at Silverwood.
EMD power leads the ZSBDALT up main 3 as it passes Silverwood in the early morning.
BNSF 3847 leads this Clovis, NM bound stack train at Silverwood.