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Cajon Pass Photo Collection
June 23, 2011
by Werner Meer (Switzerland)

 

Day TWO - 600 photos

Palm Ave. Crossing
Cleghorn Exit Overlook
I-15 / Hwy 138 Overlook

 

 

This time, I took photos (6000) from these locations: Summit, Silverwood, WSI, Hill 582, Alray (former Tunnel area), Mormon Rocks, Stein's Hill, around Highway 138, Sullivan's Curve, Cajon Station, old Route 66 (Cajon Blvd.), Swarthout Canyon Road and finally Palm Ave. Crossing. As I went to several overlooks high above, I was trying to take photos from far away. Not every photo was good because of the long distance, haze and the heavy wind. I even used a "monopod" to reduce the vertical vibration.
Please note: As a train does not only exist of the locos but all the cars, I made plenty photos of the different cars (incl. graffiti).

Abbreviations found on this page: EB = East Bound, NB = North Bound, SB = South Bound, WB = West Bound, MT-1 = BNSF Main 1, MT-2 = BNSF Main 2, MT-3 = BNSF Main 3, UPT = Union Pacific Track, MP = Mile Post, DBS = Double Stack Train,  IM = Intermodal Train, TOFC = Trailer on Flat Car, EOT = End of Train, DRR = Davis Ranch Road

For bigger size photos - please click on the 4-digit number below each photo.
Each album covers a full day. Therefore, you may see the same location on several albums but on different days.

Palm Ave. Crossing

Every morning same procedure: I was driving Cajon Blvd. (old Route 66) up to Cajon. Today, I got the first train at Palm Ave. Crossing. (12 photos)
WM 6/23/11 I was too late to catch the locos - 1580 Cargill silos along Cajon Blvd. at Verdemont - 1579 BNSF EB DBS train - 1581
Palm Ave. Crossing - 1583 Cajon Blvd. is just across the tracks - 1584 Cargill plant at MP 73.9 - 1585
Palm Ave. is also an Exit on I-215 . . - 1586 . . and there is a Denny's Restaurant here - 1587 BNSF EB DPU's - 1588
BNSF 5209 = GE C44-9W built 2004 - 1589 BNSF 7201 = GE ES44DC built 2009 - 1590 End of Train BNSF EB DBS - 1591

Cleghorn Exit Overlook

Cleghorn Exit Overlook
To get a better idea about this location, I am including a map and an aerial photo.
Here are some Infos

Today, I spent the whole morning at this location.
The result are a total of 249 photos.
I made it to Overlook 1 and 2 and 3.

On the aerial photo 4049, Cleghorn Road goes to the left and uphill (see map).
From left: I-15, Cajon Blvd., BNSF MT-3 (3%), MT-2 & MT-1 (2,2%) going to Sullivans Curve.
I-15 with Cleghorn Exit looking North - Map4   I-15 & Cleghorn Exit # 129 looking South  - 4049

 

Cleghorn Exit Overlook on Power Line Road, which is also a Forest Service Road: 2N47. We have a great view on I-15, BNSF MT-1, -2, -3 and the UPT. We are on the East side of the valley and can see almost down to Swarthout Canyon Road Curve and up to Sullivans Curve. Not all photos are really sharp because of the big distance and the heavy wind. I even used a "monopod" to reduce the vertical vibration. Sorry about some truck photos on Interstate 15 but there is also some fascination on the road, especially if there is a Werner truck appearing ! ! (249 photos)
Overlook 1: I wanted to go to a higher elevation but there was already a UP SB train coming down from Sullivans Curve and therefore, I had to stop as soon as I was going uphill on the dirt road coming off Cleghorn Exit (I-15) actually from Cajon Blvd.
WM 6/23/11 UP SB on UPT - 1592 My position is just above the Cleghorn Exit - 1593 we are having I-15 in the foreground - 1595
Swift truck EB on I-15 - 1596 UP SB manifest with 3 locos - 1597 we are having train no. 1 UP SB and at the . . - 1598
. . same time on MT-3 is a BNSF WB train . . - 1599 . . no. 2, but visibility is not good enough, . . - 1600 . . as my position was still too low - 1601
UP SB DPU's of train 1 - 1602 above: UP SB # 1, below BNSF WB # 2 - 1603 my current position, no time to go uphill . . - 1604
. . because there is too much traffic . . - 1605 . . on the railroad tracks - 1606 the downhill "race" continues - 1607
Train 2 = BNSF WB on MT-3 - 1608 after the containers, there are empty cars - 1609 here comes train 3 = BNSF EB on MT-2 - 1610
3 trains on one picture - 1611 train 3 is getting closer - 1613  - 1614
 - 1615  - 1616  - 1618
 - 1621 McDonalds Truck WB - 1622 Auto Carrier WB - 1623
 - 1624 TOYS R US Truck WB - 1625 Werner Enterprises Truck EB - 1626
Train 3: BNSF EB going up to Sullivans - 1628 Precious Truck EB - 1629 Walmart Truck EB - 1630
 - 1631  - 1632  - 1633
Train 3 BNSF EB with 3 locos - 1634  - 1635 Train 3 going uphill and a Pepsi Truck on I-15 - 1637
Train 3 BNSF EB DPU's - 1638  - 1639  - 1640
 - 1642  - 1643  - 1645
Walmart Truck EB - 1644 Toy Train on Trailer - 1650 Western Truck WB - 1646
locos are heading for Mormon Rocks - 1647  - 1648  - 1649
 - 1651  - 1652  - 1653
After all, I was able to go to a higher position. On photos 1664 and 1665 we can see the dirt road around a hill and going uphill to the overlook 2 on 1668.
Powerline Road from Cleghorn Exit - 1664 it is also a Forest Service Road: 2N47 - 1665 here is the Cleghorn Overlook - 1668
Let's make a tour as seen from this higher overlook 2: 1658 = view toward Swarthout Canyon Curve. We are looking South. From left to right: I-15, Route 66, BNSF MT-3, MT-2, MT-2 and UPT. 1659 = looking South-West. 1660 = we are looking more or less 90 degree to I-15 and it is almost West. 1661 = Cleghorn Exit and Sullivans Curve in the distance. 1662 = Sullivans Curve in the middle. 1663 = looking North-West with Mormon Rocks and Highway 138. We have the Hill at right blocking our view. But this power line road was closed with a big gate and therefore, no access to the top of it.
looking South toward SWC Curve - 1658 looking South-West - 1659 looking West - 1660
Cleghorn Exit - 1661 Sullivans Curve - 1662 looking North-West to Mormon Rocks - 1663
Train 4 = BNSF WB bare table . .  - 1654 . .  coming around Sullivans Curve . .  - 1655 . .  with just 2 engines - 1656
in between the trains comes a Werner truck - 1657 here comes the BNSF WB train 4 - 1666  - 1667
in the distance we can see train 5 - 1669 meeting of BNSF WB and UP EB (train 5) - 1670  - 1671
UP EB manifest on BNSF MT-1 - 1672  - 1673  - 1674
 - 1675 UP EB with 6 locos - 1676  - 1677
 - 1678  - 1679  - 1680
waste containers - 1681  - 1682 covered hoppers with graffiti - 1683
entering the curve to Sullivans - 1684  - 1685  - 1686
 - 1687  - 1688  - 1689
UP train on BNSF tracks - 1690 the whole train can be seen on this photo - 1691 UP EB DPU - train 5 - 1692
UP 7752 = C45ACCTE built 2007  - 1693  - 1694  - 1695
 - 1696 the locos are heading for the Mormon Rocks - 1697 last photo of train 5 UP EB on MT- 1 - 1698
And finally, I moved to Overlook 3 (see Map 4). Actually not a big difference to Overlook 2, just a little bit higher.
Train 6: BNSF WB manifest - 7017 5 engines are pulling a short train - 7018  - 7019
 - 7020  - 7021  - 7022
 - 7023   - 7024 end of train 6 BNSF WB - 7025
Train 7: BNSF EB tank train - 7030  - 7031  - 7032
 - 1702  - 1703  - 1704
 - 1705  - 1706  - 1707
 - 1708 going around Sullivans Curve - 1709  - 1710
 - 1711 once again, a Werner Truck WB on I-15 - 1712 EOT 7 - the locos reached Hwy 138 - 1713
I took a lot of photos of Train 8, a UP SB manifest coming down on UP's Colton-Palmdale Cutoff. The first photo (1715) shows this UP train coming from the Mormon Rocks / Highway 138 toward Sullivans Curve. On 1716, it will enter Sullivans Curve and I made several pictures with the famous rock formations (probably too many). If it is too much for you, just scroll down. (total of 36 photos)
Train 8: UP SB on UPT - 1715 UP SB entering Sullivans Curve - 1716  - 1717
The Colton-Palmdale Cutoff . . - 1718 . . was built in 1967 by SP - 1719  - 1720
 - 1721  - 1723  - 1724
 - 1725  - 1726  - 1727
 - 1728  - 1729 here is a unique rock - 1730
 - 1731  - 1732  - 1733
 - 1734 load of John Deere Tractors - 1735  - 1736
blue = waste containers - 1737  - 1738  - 1739
 - 1740  - 1741  - 1743
 - 1744  - 1745  - 1746
 - 1747 UP SB DPU's  - 1748 the head end is already at SWC curve - 1749
 - 1750 DPU's of UP SB manifest - 1751  - 1753
 - 1756  - 1757 EOT 8 (UP SB manifest)  - 1758
While waiting for the next train (train 9), there is always action on Interstate 15 with interesting trucks and what else? a Werner Truck or 2 or 3 !
Auto Carrier EB - 1755 and another Auto Carrier WB - 1818 Napa Auto Parts Truck EB - 1814
Werner Truck Wb - 1780 Werner Truck EB - 1760 and another Werner EB - 1778
Soon after, here comes train 9: BNSF EB TOFC (all trailers on flat cars), actually a hot "Z" train.
Train 9: BNSF EB TOFC - 1759  - 1761 BNSF EB - 1762
- 1763  - 1764  - 1765
 - 1766  - 1767  - 1768
 - 1769  - 1770  - 1771
 - 1772  - 1774  - 1775
 - 1776  - 1777 and on I-15 is a Werner truck EB - 1779
 - 1781  - 1782  - 1783
 - 1784  - 1785 EOT 9 passing Hwy 138 - 1789
After the Tank Train disappeared thru the Mormon Rocks, we got Train 10: a BNSF EB manifest coming uphill on MT-1
Train 10: BNSF EB manifest - 1786  - 1788  - 1790
 - 1791  - 1793  - 1794
 - 1795  - 1796  - 1797
 - 1798  - 1799 blue box car with graffiti - 1800
going up to Sullivans Curve - 1801  - 1802  - 1803
the locos are passing the rock formation - 1804  - 1805  - 1806
here comes the blue box car again - 1807 head end did almost reach Hwy 138 - 1808 EOT 10 (BNSF EB manifest) - 1809
Train 11: BNSF WB IM on MT-3 - 1810 coming down thru Cajon Station . . - 1811 . . and pass Cleghorn Exit - 1812
it will continue down to SWC - 1813  - 1815 John Deere Tractors on Flatbed Truck - 1816
 - 1817 first part is DBS . . - 1819 . . and second part TOFC - 1820
Photos 1821 -1823 show us 2 Werner Reefer Trailers with a different lettering. The first trailer is having the long Werner Arrow but with a new "Intermodal" logo and below is written: Temperature Controlled Division. The second trailer has the short Werner Arrow and also the new "Intermodal" logo and Temp Cont Div. writing.
2 Werner Trailers on Flat Cars - 1821 same time we got a Roadway Truck on I-15 - 1822 reefer trailers are always white - 1823
 - 1827 EOT 11 (BNSF WB IM) - 1828 in the distance: EOT 11 and new train 12 - 1829
Lots of action on the BNSF tracks. As Train 11 (BNSF WB IM) is disappearing on MT-2, the next train 12 (BNSF EB IM) is already coming uphill on MT-1 and at the same time Train 13 (BNSF WB manifest) is coming down on MT-3.
Train 12: BNSF EB IM on MT-1 - 1831  - 1833 Train 13: BNSF WB manifest on MT-3 - 1830
 - 1832 we can already see both trains - 1834  - 1835
the perfect meet of EB and WB trains - 1836  - 1837  - 1838
 - 1839  - 1840  - 1841
 - 1842  - 1843  - 1844
 - 1845 last photo of train 13 - 1846  - 1847
 - 1848  - 1849 last photo of train 12 - 1850
I was the whole morning on this Cleghorn Overlook and got 13 different trains. I went to an even higher location (overlook 4) with the total overview of the valley from SWC to almost Summit on DAY EIGHT. Please be patient until these photos will be online this Fall.

I-15 / Hwy 138 Overlook

I-15 / Hwy 138 Overlook
Powerline Road above UP Track - Overlook: From Highway 138, Mormon Rocks to Interstate 15 and down to Mc Donalds. We can see all tracks from UPT (Colton - Palmdale Cutoff), BNSF MT-1, BNSF MT-2 down to BNSF MT-3. I have seen photos from this overlook (location) on railpictures.net and thought, I have to find this spot as well. I was looking on Google Maps and found this Powerline Road (actually a Forest Road 3N49).
Overview looking North - Map1 Map Detail Highway 138 - 1183 taken from the air in June 2010 - 4041
Let me explain the maps and the aerial photo:
Map1 gives an overview of this area and shows Overlook 1 and 2. Map 1183 shows how to exit from Highway 138 and get on Forest Road 2N89 which will bring us to the Powerline Road (3N49). On aerial photo 4041, we can see the Powerline Road going uphill above the UPT.

 

I-15 / Highway 138 Overlook:
In the afternoon, I went again uphill on Powerline Road (actually a Forest Road 3N49) above the UP track to a higher Overlook 2 (as seen on DAY ONE). We are on the West side of the valley. The first train is a BNSF WB coming down on MT-3, which can already be seen on the East side of Interstate 15. (339 photos)
Train 1: BNSF WB IM on MT-3 - 1851 coming down on MT-3 on East side of I-15 - 1852 MT-3 is the original line with 3% grade - 1853
the engines are passing under I-15 - 1854 overview Hwy 138 and I-15 with MT-3 - 1855  - 1856
 - 1857  - 1858  - 1859
looking thru the powerline tower - 1860 Stein's Hill Curve - 1861 named after Richard Steinheimer - 1862
from left: UPT, BNSF MT-1/-2 . . - 1863 . . Hwy 138, MT-3, I-15 - 1864  - 1865
 - 1866 the locos will pass under Hwy 138 - 1867  - 1868
 - 1869 in he middle is Hwy 138 Exit on I-15 - 1870  - 1871
 - 1872 behind the DBS cars are Auto Racks - 1873  - 1874
 - 1875 Auto racks coming round Stein's Hill Curve - 1876  - 1877
 - 1878  - 1879 huge graffiti on articulated rack - 1880
"my" van made it on this powerline road - 1881  - 1882 Train 2: BNSF EB DBS on MT-1 - 1883
 - 1884 Train 1 WB meets Train 2 EB - 1885 more graffiti on single auto rack - 1886
Train 2 is passing the auto racks of Train 1 - 1887 looking toward Hwy 138 and I-15 - 1888  - 1889
EOT 1 (BNSF WB on MT-3) - 1890 4 engines are pulling this EB train 2 - 1891  - 1892
heading toward the Mormon Rocks . . - 1893  - 1894 . . and rolling under Hwy 138 bridge - 1895
 - 1896 traffic below and above Hwy 138 - 1897  - 1898
 - 1899  - 1900  - 1901
the locos will soon reach DRR - 1902  - 1903  - 1904
 - 1905  - 1906 the engines passed under I-15 - 1907
last photo of train 2 (both sides of I-15) - 1908 Train 3: BNSF EB IM on MT-1 - 1909 background left: Best Western Motel - 1910
England Container - 1911 NFI Road Rail Container - 1912 nice variety of trailers - 1913
 - 1914 first part is DBS - 1915 second part is TOFC - 1916
 - 1917 and on I-15 is a Werner Truck EB - 1918 Reimer Express Lines Trailer - 1919
 - 1920 we have 2 Werner Trailers - 1921 Werner between Schneider and FedEx - 1922
 - 1923 the second Werner Trailer - 1924  - 1925
 - 1926  - 1927  - 1928
at CP Walker Train 3 moved from MT1 to MT2 - 1929 last photo of Train 3 (BNSF EB) - 1930 Train 4: UP WB on BNSF MT-1 - 1931
looking toward Davis Ranch Road - 1932  - 1933 engines are on Cajon Creek Bridge - 1934
coming down under Hwy 138 bridge - 1935 UP is having trackage rights . . - 1936 . . on BNSF tracks over Cajon Pass - 1937
 - 1938  - 1939 just 2 engines are pulling this IM train - 1940
 - 1941 UP 7457 = GE C45ACCTE built 2009 - 1942 UP 9770 = GE C44-9W built 1994 - 1943
 - 1944  - 1945 lots of Werner Trailers on this UP WB - 1946
 - 1947  - 1948  - 1949
on this UP WB IM train, we are having . . - 1950 . . 8 different Werner Trailers - 1951  - 1952
 - 1953  - 1954  - 1955
it is interesting to see, that this UP . . - 1956 . . train is having DBS, TOFC and again . . - 1957 . . DBS cars in their consist  - 1958
 - 1959 Train 4 does not have DPU's (helpers) - 1960 last photo of Train 4 (UP WB IM) - 1961
on the East side of I-15 is Train 5 coming - 1962 the locos just passed under I-15 - 1963 coming from CP Walker and DRR - 1964
pass Cajon Creek bridge at Mormon Rocks - 1966  - 1968 under Hwy 138 bridge on MT-2 - 1969
 - 1971  - 1972  - 1974
 - 1976 BNSF 7328 & 4451 - 1975 7324 = ES44DC, 4451 = C44-9W - 1977
 - 1979  - 1980  - 1981
rear end helpers can be seen - 1982 Hwy 138 Exit on I-15 behind Train 5 - 1983 Hwy 138: the tractor is a former Werner unit - 1984
 - 1986  - 1987 2 DPU's are on this BNSF WB - 1988
BNSF 4084 & 7599 DPU's - 1989 4084 = C44-9W, 7599 = ES44DC - 1990 EOT 5 (BNSF WB DBS) - 1991
Train 6: BNSF WB on MT-3 - 1992 I-15 is always busy - 1993 the locos are just East of I-15 - 1994
the first engine is on the West side of I-15 - 1995 the dirt road across I-15 is Baldy Mesa Road - 1996  - 1997
Train 6 with 8 engines - 1998 the locos are entering Stein's Hill Curve - 1999  - 11000
as I cannot move the tower, . . - 11001 . . I just catch the train in between - 11002  - 11003
the locos reach Cajon Creek Bridge - 11004 BNSF 6709 & 4330 - 11005 6709 = ES44C4, 4330 = C44-9W - 11006
the locos are rolling under Hwy 138 - 11007  - 11008  - 11009
Train 6 heading for Cajon Station - 11010  - 11011 last photo of Train 6 (BNSF WB IM on MT-3) - 11012
Train 7: BNSF WB on MT-3 - 11013 the locos are just passing under I-15 - 11014  - 11015
truck with pipe load on Hwy 138 - 11016  - 11017  - 11018
going around Stein's Hill Curve - 11019  - 11020 first part is DBS (loaded containers) - 11021
going under Hwy 138 bridge - 11022 BNSF 7381 & 7827 = both ES44DC - 11023 3rd unit BNSF 7268 = ES44DC - 11024
second part is with empty DBS cars - 11025 last photo of train 7 (BNSF WB) - 11026 Train 8: BNSF EB DBS on MT-1 - 11027
 - 11028 Train 8 has 2 locos up front - 11029  - 11030
BNSF 4181 = GE C44-9W built 2002 - 11031 BNSF 6702 = GE ES44C4 built 2011 - 11032  - 11033
 - 11034  - 11035  - 11036
 - 11037  - 11038  - 11039
 - 11040 Pickup crossing UP tracks - 11041  - 11042
DPU's of BNSF EB train 8 - 11043 BNSF 4476 = GE C44-9W built 1999 - 11044 BNSF 7362 = GE ES44DC built 2010 - 11045
EOT 8 (BNSF EB DBS) - 11046 what can we see on I-15? a Werner truck - 11047 Train 9: BNSF EB DBS on MT-1 - 11048
 - 11049  - 11050 Train 9 has 4 all GE locos - 11051
BNSF 5051 = GE C44-9W built 2004 - 11052 BNSF 7696 = GE ES44DC built 2005 - 11053 BNSF 7827 = GE ES44DC built 2010 - 11054
BNSF 7341 = GE ES44DC built 2009 - 11055  - 11056  - 11057
Mohawk Truck on Hwy 138 - 11058  - 11059 McDonalds across I-15 - 11060
and above the DBS cars is a Werner truck - 11061 VONS Truck on Hwy 138 - 11062 special tractor w/trailer - 11063
in the distance we can see Train 10 . . - 11064 . . BNSF WB on MT-3 on East side of I-15 - 11065 Train 10 across I-15 - 11066
3 diff. trains are visible - 11067 Train 9 EB heading for DRR - 11068 foreground: Train 9 BNSF EB on MT-1 - 11069
middle: Train 10 BNSF WB on MT-3 - 11070 background: Train 11 UP SB on UPT - 11071 Train 10 coming down at Stein's Hill - 11072
again, all 3 trains can be seen - 11073 lucky to have 3 trains at the same time - 11074 BNSF EB, BNSF WB and UP SB - 11075
BNSF EB Train 9 and above UP SB Train 11 - 11076 BNSF WB on MT-3 is a TOFC "Z" train - 11077 Train 9 going uphill - 11078
Train 10 TOFC cars on MT-3 - 11079 EOT 9 right and T 11 left between Mormon's - 11080 Train 11 UP SB on ex. SP track - 11081
locos are on Hwy 138 bridge - 11082  - 11083 here starts the UP Canyon siding - 11084
 - 11086 Train 11 with 3 GE engines - 11087  - 11088
 - 11089  - 11090  - 11091
UP 7750 = GE C45ACCTE built 2007 - 11092 UP 9700 = GE C44-9W built 1994 - 11093 UP 7868 = GE C45ACCTE built 2008 - 11094
 - 11095 all GE power - 11096  - 11097
graffiti does even not stop on DBS cars - 11099 large graffiti - 11100 and another one - 11101
 - 11098 heading toward Sullivans Curve - 11102  - 11104
 - 11103  - 11105 European Containers - 11106
this UP SB train Train 11 will be . . - 11107 . . parked at the Canyon siding and . . - 11108 . . waiting for another UP SB train - 11109
at the end of this UP SB train are . . - 11110 . . empty double stack cars (bare tables) - 11111 Train 12: BNSF EB DBS on MT-1 - 11112
 - 11113  - 11114  - 11115
BNSF 7205 & 7679 = both ES44DC - 11116 BNSF 7849 = ES44DC, 5247 = C44-9W - 11117  - 11118
 - 11119 Train 12 is passing the parked train 11 - 11120  - 11121
 - 11122 the locos will be soon at DRR - 11123  - 11124
 - 11125 EOT 12 (BNSF EB) - 11126 behind Train 12 is already Train 13 . . - 11127
. . UP SB coming down on UPT - 11128 Train 13: UP SB on UPT - 11129  - 11130
the headlights are visible - 11131 our UP SB is a manifest with different cars - 11132 Train 13 is passing the waiting . .   - 11133
. . Train 11 in the siding - 11134  - 11135  - 11136
UP 7762 = GE C45ACCTE built 2007 - 11137 UP 4823 = EMD SD70M built 2002 - 11138 UP 9591 = GE C44-9W built 1994 - 11139
it is always nice to see a manifest . . - 11140 . . (mixed) train because of the different . . - 11141 . . cars and most are with graffiti - 11142
 - 11143  - 11144  - 11145
trains and trucks are moving merchandise - 11146 SP auto carrier w/graffiti - 11147 articulated auto carrier - 11148
 - 11149  - 11150  - 11151
 - 11152 rust and graffiti - 11153  - 11154
 - 11155  - 11156  - 11157
 - 11158  - 11159 UP 5355 = GE C45ACCTE built 2005 - 11160
Train 13 with 1 DPU (helper) - 11161 heading for Sullivans Curve - 11162 EOT 13 (UP SB) - 11163
Train 11 still waiting in the siding - 2001 Train 14: BNSF EB IM on MT-1 - 2002  - 2003
 - 2004 BNSF 7367 & 7816 = both ES44DC - 2005 BNSF 4199 = C44-9W, 7843 = ES44DC - 2006
 - 2007  - 2008 first part of train 14 is DBS - 2009
second part is TOFC - 2011 6 pcs. 28' trailers in a row - 2012 last photo of train 14 (BNSF EB) - 2013
After train 14 was gone, and train 11 was still sitting in the siding, I decided to drive down from my overlook. On the way down, I took photo 2014 before I was on track level. Once I reached the "parked" UP train, I was able to take some detail photos of the different DBS cars.
Train 11 waiting in the siding - 2014  - 2015  - 2016
new TTX logo on DBS car - 2017  - 2018 last photo of train 11 (UP SB on UPT) - 2019
So, I left this location and was driving along the UP service road toward Highway 138. Surprise, there was a BNSF WB DBS coming down on MT-2. Of course, there was no more time to go to a good position or cross the UP tracks. But I just did not want to let it pass without any picture and took some photos as is.
Train 15: BNSF 4029 WB = C44-9W - 2020 BNSF 5231 = GE C44-9W - 2021 3rd unit BNSF 7497 = ES44DC - 2022
 - 2023 Horizon Lines 50th Anniversary - 2024  - 2025
 - 2026  - 2027  - 2028
RITE AID Truck on Hwy 138 - 2029 EOT 15 (BNSF WB) - 2030 and finally a WAL-MART truck on Hwy 138 - 2031
Day TWO was again a very satisfactory day with lots of trains. Except the early morning train at Palm Ave. Crossing, I went to just two different locations (overlook), only. Both elevated spots were new to me (I just checked both on day ONE). It is really something special to see the trains from high above. I sure hope, you liked it as well. More elevated spots will be seen during the next days. Please be patient until these will be online.

Did you see page 1 of 2011?: Day ONE

Cajon Pass - 2011
Day ONE


Cleghorn Overlook
Hill 582 (1)
Highway 138 / Mormon Rocks


by Werner Meer
June 22, 2011

Updated: 7/28/2011
WM 6/22/11 UP NB on UPT near Hill 582 - 1219 See all 522 photos - click here WM 6/22/11 UP SB on UPT at Mormon Rocks - 1422

Did you see page 3 of 2011?: Day THREE

Cajon Pass - 2011
Day THREE

Hill 582 (2)
Noisy Point / I-15 Overlook / Alray
Blue Cut / UP MP 475

by Werner Meer
June 24, 2011

Updated: 9/15/13
WM 6/24/11 BNSF EB Noisy Point w/I-15 - 2328 See all 481 photos - click here WM 6/24/11 BNSF EB at Blue Cut - 2475

Did you see page 4 of 2011?: Day FOUR

Cajon Pass - 2011
Day FOUR

High above Summit I-15
Silverwood Overlook
Highway 138 / Mormon Rocks

by Werner Meer
June 25, 2011

Updated: 9/22/13
WM 6/25/11 2 x BNSF EB Silverwood - 2689 See all 224 photos - click here WM 6/25/11  64' reefer at Mormon Rocks - 2775

Did you see page 5 of 2011?: Day FIVE

Cajon Pass - 2011
Day FIVE

Silverwood Summit (North)
Silverwood Overlook (South)
CP Walker MP 60.2X
Highway 138 / Mormon Rocks

by Werner Meer
June 26, 2011

Updated: 9/28/13
WM 6/26/11 BNSF WB on MT-3  - 21080 See all 358 photos - click here WM 6/26/11 Locos at Silverwood - 2849

Did you see page 6 of 2011?: Day SIX

Cajon Pass - 2011
Day SIX

Hill 582 (3)
Summit
high above (Summit - Cleghorn)
Sullivans Curve

by Werner Meer
June 27, 2011

Updated: 10/03/13
WM 6/27/11 BNSF 121 = EMD GP60M - 30029 See all 359 photos - click here WM 6/27/11 huge Graffiti on 64' Reefer - 30071

Below are photos taken from the air on June 2, 2010. Even there was not a single train in the Pass during our flight, it
still gives an idea about the different locations. We also recommend to see our 8 diff. maps by Gary Gray (see below).

Cajon Pass
Aerial Photos

2010

by Werner Meer
June 2, 2010

Updated: 7/08/2010
WM 6/02/10 Hill 582, BNSF MT-2/-1, UPT - 4033 See all 150 photos - click here WM 6/02/10 Tunnel 1 shotcrete retaining wall - 4082

 

Werner Enterprises
Trucking Company

WE Trailers are often seen on Flat Cars (TOFC) running over Cajon Pass.
In addition, there are photos of WE Trucks on the road and new: take a look at the WE Terminal in Fontana, CA.
by Werner Meer
most were taken in 10/05, 7/08, 5/10 and 6/11

Updated: 8/01/11
WM 7/05/08 Cajon at Silverwood - 010 See all 237 photos - click here WM 10/05 Barstow Truck Stop - 032

Here you find some maps and more infos about Cajon Pass and the Tunnels, which are gone:

8 different and detailed Maps of Cajon Pass with captions (Mile Posts and Location) by Gary G. Gray - click here
New 8/11: Maps "How to find" Hill 582, Sullivan's Curve, Noisy Point by Gary G. Gray - click here
Accurate Map of Cajon Pass with 3rd Main Track by Michael Amrine - click here

Simple Maps about Cajon Pass: click here

Railfan Map of Cajon Pass by Joe Perry:  http://www.chasingsteel.com/storage/RailfanMapofCajon%20Pass.pdf 

Map of Cajon Area (Inland Empire): http://www.visitcalifornia.de/media/pages/getting_around/maps/INLAND-EMPIRE.pdf 

Cajon Pass Map by Wikimapia (easy to enlarge every location):  http://wikimapia.org/#lat=34.3223857&lon=-117.4707127&z=14&l=0&m=s&v=9 

Here are photos of the 2 tunnels before construction started: click here


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