A westbound hits the summit at Hiland on the SP Palmdale cutoff. Back in the 70s clean power was not that rare.
SP 9177 west crest the summit of Cajon Pass at Hiland during a stormy morning.
UP 7964, 7931, 8238 & 7997 on the point, Brand new UP 2575 was the rear DPU handling 38lds 53mtys, 5377tns, 6338ft.
A typical SP drag with a bunch of power slowly climbs to the top of Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cut-off. This route into the LA Basin was built to route trains to and from the Sunset Route into Col... (more)
As of this date the Palmdale cutoff is dark territory governed by train orders issued from an office in a old caboose. Model railroads take heed! It really was that way so stick an air condition... (more)
Ex\ (D&RGW) Rio Grande 5368
A Southern Pacific eastbound freight passes the rear of a westbound at Hiland, the summit of SP's Palmdale Cutoff over Cajon Pass in southern California.
A northbound passes a tied down ballast train at Hiland.
Southern Pacific SD40T-2 8256 heads into the hole at Hiland, the summit of the SP's Palmdale Cutoff over southern California's Cajon Pass, on January 21, 1984, as the train heads west out of West ... (more)
Looking at West Hiland from UP 5728