An eastbound z-train roars through the S-cruves in Summit Valley as westbounds stack up after a train in lower Cajon went into emergency. Fresh snow on the mountain, a rarity in Apriol, makes for ... (more)
An eastbound stack train makes it's way up main #2 under Hwy.138.
An eastbound stack train makes it's way through upper Keenbrook.
A southbound UP manifest train heads down the Palmdale Cut-off and a eastbound BNSF enters the Blue Cut area of Cajon Pass.
A good shot of Keenbrook in it's entirety as a BNSF stack train heads east up the canyon. Above that line is the old SP line, the Palmdale Cut-off.
Two Union Pacific trains work their way up Cajon Pass. Looking down on Keenbrook as this eastbound on the Cajon Sub and a northbound on the Mojave Sub pass under me.
Some local power sits along side a westbound Z-train waiting for a green signal and the seldom photographed Victorville Yard.
A meet of east and westbounds at the Hill 582 crossing. I like how both trains second unit is a NS engine.
Look at it while you can. Work starts May 7th and one of the first steps is building a shoe-fly track around this tunnel then daylighting it for the 3rd main up Cajon Pass.
Here's something I have never seen on Cajon Pass, mid-train helpers. In the last two weeks I've now seen this three times and all on the Palmdale Cut-off. Not sure of the reasoning behind the chan... (more)
A few times a year a wicked storm comes over this area, Verdemont.
The Cajon Helpers, two ex-Santa Fe warbonnets, speed through Cajon Summit heading east to help another westbound down the pass.
An early morning shove by a local shows the crew member hanging off this short 2 car train. I like the way a crew has repainted the SP over the UP logo.
A eastbound manifest screams through the desert at 60+mph!
A short stack train comes off the Palmdale Cut-off as another stack train hold on the balloon track as both enter West Colton Yard.