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Cajon Pass Photo Collection
October 28 - 31, 2015
by Werner Meer, Switzerland
Part 1: Hill 582 w/o trains (156 photos)

Abbreviations found on this page: EB = East Bound, NB = North Bound, SB = South Bound, WB = West Bound, MP = Mile Post,
MT-1 = BNSF Main Track 1, MT-2 = BNSF Main Track 2, MT-3 = BNSF Main Track 3, UPT = UP Track (Colton-Palmdale Cutoff),
N = North, E = East, S = South, W = West

For bigger size photos - please click on the 4-or 5-digit number below each photo.

A tribute to Hill 582 and the "Hilltender"
This time, I will show "our" little "paradise" in Cajon Pass in endless detail all over from every corner to get an idea, how it looks.
I am actually not showing all the trains passing by, but the Hill itself in its natural beauty.
Maybe, you are wondering why I am putting so many similar photos? Because I want to show all the little details from every different angle.
BTW: I created Hill 582 in 1:87 (HO) scale and therefore, I have to compare the real thing with my miniature Hill.
If you are interested in my "small" Hill, just click here:  https://www.trainmaster.ch/WL-14.htm
10/28/15 overview from East side with cloudy sky - 10047


this flag is at left facing the West side (looking North) - 10086

the "Hilltender" Don E. Toles is always busy . . - 10088 . . and taking care of and maintaining Hill 582 - 10087
watering the plants and trees is done at least twice a week . . - 1141  . . otherwise they will not grow in the Mojave desert - 1142
there are different memorials on the Hill - 1143  - 1144
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looking North, there is a UP train on UPT - 1151 looking North/West - 1152
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North side of the Hill - 1159 Hill 582 at the North side - 1160
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looking East toward MT-3 - 1167 memorials with a piece of track and a coupler nuckle - 1168
Hill 582 is extremly well maintained and in excellent condition. Everywhere it is clean and looks great. A big thank you goes to the "Hilltender" Don E. Toles and his close friends and helpers: Jerry Shinar, Marc Fournier, Gary G. Gray, Don Jocelyn, Ed Streuli, just to name a view.
May Michael B. Jeromin be long remembered as the co-founder of Hill 582! He started to found Hill 582 with Don E. Toles back in 1993.
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new bench is in front - 1173 old bench and tree truncks - 1174
there are warning signs which should be respected - 1175  - 1176
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BNSF WB on MT-3 - 10290  - 10291
bird on bird feeder - 10340 this bird is waiting to access the feeder - 10334
 - 1179 new railings protect the visitors (railfans) - 1180
in the distance is a UP train on UPT - 1181  - 1182
 - 1183 we are looking South - 1184
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while exploring Cajon, my car was a Toyota Sienna minivan - 1197  - 1198
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 - 1217 I was turning my head and saw a UP train on UPT - 1218
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 - 1225 well maintained site with carbage bin - 1226
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putting the water hose together - 1229  - 1230
 - 1231 10/28/15 from left: Don Toles, Gary Gray and Marc Fournier - 1232
On October 31, I met my Swiss friend, Michael Frei on the Hill. We made early morning appointment, but he was up there first and was able to shoot my arrival with the minivan in the early sunlight.
dust in the wind - WM is coming from Hwy 138 - 1970 crossing BNSF MT-3 to reach Hill 582 - 1971
same time arrival, WM in the shade, BNSF in the sun - 1973 BNSF EB Auto Carrier pass the signal bridge - 1974
after watering the plants, the dog got some water as well - 1246 the dog "Haley" belongs to Ed Streuli - 1248
Ed is also a great help to Don - 1249 from left: Edward Streuli and Michael Frei - 1250
 - 1251 Marc is looking toward Summit (East) - 1252
 Ed is talking to Marc - 1253 Haley is a real railfan - 1254
train watching at its best - 1255 10/31/15 Michael and Marc - 1256
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10/30/15 from left: Lane Frank, Marc and Gary - 3040 Gary and Mac (a retired WP & UP employee) - 3043
some call this group "Cajon Mafia" - 11313 BTW: there is a great knowledge about Cajon Pass - 11320
very convenient as we are able to reach the Hill by car - 11326 enjoyment and small talk makes fun - 11325
a BNSF EB is passing the Hill on MT-2 - 11317 in other words, there are trains around  - 11318
still busy on the Hill w/several people - 11324 most fans left the site and it is peace again - 11687
but there are trains rolling . . - 10329 . . pass the famous site - 10098
nice view thru the trees and bushes - 10100 take a seat and do trainwatching at its best - 10099
BNSF EB heading toward Silverwood and Summit - 10267 same train w/4 units - 10268
more infos about the history of Hill 582 - click here

 All photos copyright by Werner Meer

Cajon Pass Photo
Collection Part 2
Hill 582
October 28, 2015
27 trains around Hill 582
by Werner Meer
Switzerland

updated: 10/01/2017

See all 428 photos - just click here

 

Cajon Pass Photo
Collection Part 3
Hill 582
October 30-31, 2015
14 & 24 trains around Hill 582
by Werner Meer
Switzerland

updated: 10/06/2017

See all 459 photos - just click here

 

Cajon Pass Photo
Collection Part 4
Sullivan's Curve
October 29 and Nov. 1, 2015
3 diff. visits to Sullivan's
by Werner Meer
Switzerland

updated: 10/19/2017

See all 494 photos - just click here

 

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

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