Even massive SD90s are dwarfed by their surroundings sometimes.
A slow morning on Cajon is repaid by a very busy afternoon. In addition to the two trains seen here, another three would pass in my location in about a 20 min span.
My recent trip to the wind farm at Palm Springs reminded of this photo I took several months earlier at another popular junction of windmills and trains.
Head end power as well as mid train and rear helpers can be seen in this shot. Looks like something one might find at Cajon's competitor for best of California railfanning; Tehachapi.
This photo is a good summary of what I saw of the Sunset Route east of Beaumont Hill. Wide open spaces and lots of third generation, six axel EMD power.
An all EMD consist is seen at the interesting intersection of railroads, deserts and windmills in Palm Springs. What makes this scene even more remarkable in just over 30 miles, this train will be... (more)
If this train look familiar to you, its because Joel Hinkhouse has already uploaded a shot of it.... albeit nearly 2,000 miles and two days away! In case you ever found yourself wondering where th... (more)
Its taken a few visits, but I've finally figured out the secret to railfanning Cajon: look up! Being an Eastern, unless you had a particular clearing in mind, scaling the hillside almost always re... (more)
The 'Reverse Time' is tricker to find then one would think. The large clearing in the hillside behind the train is where the more traditional Time vantage point is located.
Its hard for me to produce any snow shots this year living in sunny San Diego, so I'll offer up this one from last year.
Train station in Paradise