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Cajon Pass Photo Collection
October 30 - 31, 2015
by Werner Meer, Switzerland
Part 3: Hill 582 (459 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),
DPU = Distributed Power Unit (Helpers), EOT = End of Train, DBS = Double Stack Train, TOFC = Trailer on Flat Car (Piggy Back),

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Second Visit to Hill 582 on 10/30/15 with 14 Trains (196 Photos)
Today, I met my friends Don E. Toles, Gary G. Gray, Marc Fournier, Lane Frank and Mac. No question, a lot of trains made my camera being busy. As usual, we meet early in the morning. When I reached Hill 582, there was already a coal train passing and I had to take pictures from the ground, below the Hill (no time going on top of the Hill).
10/30/15 Train 1 - UP EB Coal Train - 11164 coal train passing under the signal bridge - 11165
 - 11166 there are 2 rear end DPU's - 11167
UP 4633 = EMD SD70M - 11168 UP 7000 = GE C44AC (former GECX 4000) - 11169
last photo of Train 1 UP EB on MT-1 - 11170 Hill 582 as seen from the West side - 11171
Train 2 BNSF WB intermodal on MT-2 - 11172 last photo of Train 2 - 11173
Train 3 BNSF EB intermodal on MT-1 - 11174  - 11175
 - 11177  - 11176
after the FedEx DBS are TOFC's - 11178 last photo of Train 3 BNSF EB - 11179
Train 4 BNSF EB manifest on MT-1 - 11180  - 11181
BNSF 7769 = GE ES44DC - 11182 BNSF 7781 = GE ES44DC - 11183
BNSF 7702 = GE ES44DC - 11184 BNSF 7780 = GE ES44DC - 11185
Train 4 BNSF EB manifest is on MT-1 - 11186 left Train 4 BNSF EB and right Train 5 BNSF WB - 11187
the prefect meet of EB and WB trains - 11188 Train 5 BNSF WB manifest is on MT-2 - 11189
 - 11190  - 11191
BNSF 7747 = GE ES44DC - 11192 BNSF 7754 = GE ES44DC - 11193
BNSF 7724 = GE ES44DC - 11194  - 11195
 - 11197  - 11196
 - 11198  - 11199
 - 11200  - 11201
 - 11202  - 11203
Train 4 BNSF EB is gone - 11204 last photo of Train 5 BNSF WB - 11205
Train 6 UP NB manifest on UPT - 11206 UP 2546 = GE ES44AC - 11207
UP 2553 = GE ES44AC - 11208 UP 8141 = GE C45AH - 11209
UP 6259 = GE C44AC (former SP unit) - 11211  - 11210
 - 11215  - 11216
 - 11217 Kato is also a model railroad producer in Japan - 11218
 - 11219  - 11220
 - 11221  - 11222
 - 11223  - 11224
 - 11225  - 11226
 - 11227  - 11228
 - 11229  - 11230
 - 11231  - 11232
 - 11233  - 11234
 - 11235  - 11236
 - 11237  - 11238
UP 8237 = GE ES44AC-H - 11239 last photo of Train 6 UP NB - 11240
Train 7 UP WB manifest on MT-2 - 11241  - 11242
UP 8251 = GE C45AH - 11243 UP 4976 = EMD SD70M w/flared radiatiors - 11244
UP 8717 = EMD SD70ACe - 11245 UP 8504 = EMD SD70ACe - 11246
 - 11247 "Darling" new company ? - 11248
 - 11249  - 11250
 - 11251  - 11252
 - 11253  - 11254
 - 11255  - 11256
 - 11257  - 11258
 - 11259  - 11260
Train 7 has 2 rear end DPU's - 11261  - 11262
UP 8621 = EMD SD70ACe - 11263 UP 8620 = EMD SD70ACe - 11264
 - 11265 last photo of Train 7 UP WB manifest - 11266
Train 8 BNSF EB manifest on MT-1 - 11268  - 11269
 - 11270  - 11271
BNSF 7731 = GE ES44DC - 11273 BNSF 7707 = GE ES44DC - 11272
 - 11275  - 11274
 - 11276  - 11277
 - 11278  - 11279
here comes Train 9 BNSF WB intermodal - 11280 left (behind) Train 8 EB EOT and right Train 9 WB - 11281
so, Train 9 took over the scene - 11282 BNSF 7815 = GE ES44DC - 11283
BNSF 7912 = GE ES44DC - 11284  - 11288
 - 11286 nice mix of containers incl. 20' tank cont. - 11289
 - 11287 last photo of Train 9 BNSF WB DBS - 11290
Train 10 UP NB on UPT - 11291 UP 2493 = EMD SD60M - 11292
UP 2456 = EMD SD60M - 11293 above are trucks climbing I-15 nortbound - 11296
 - 11298 last photo of Train 10 UP NB - 11300
Tarin 11 BNSF EB intermodal on MT-3 - 11301  - 11302
5 units are pulling this intermodal uphill - 11303  - 11304
 - 11305  - 11306
 - 11307 intermodal trains are combined DBS and TOFC's - 11308
the engines did already reach Silverwood - 11309  - 11310
 - 11311 end of Train 11 BNSF EB on MT-3 - 11312
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
Train 12 BNSF EB inermodal BNSF 7838 = ES44DC - 11314 BNSF 3872 = GE ET44C4 - 11315
looking North and the engines of Train 12 are passing . . - 11317 . . . Hill 582 from West to East  - 11318
West side of Hill 582 - 11323 East side and last photo of Train 12 BNSF EB - 11322
Train 13 BNSF WB at Silverwood - 11327 above Train 14 UP SB and below BNSF Train 13 - 11329
above Train 14 UP SB and below Train 13 BNSF WB - 11328 above Train 14 and below Train 13 (foreground MT-3) - 11330
here comes Train 13 BNSF WB intermodal on MT-2 - 11331 5 units at the front end - 11332
BNSF 7514 = GE ES44DC - 11333 above Train 14 UP SB and below Train 13 BNSF WB - 11334
after all - UP SB Train 14 is getting closer - 11335 both trains are coming slowly downhill - 11336
 - 11337  - 11338
 - 11339 Train 15 BNSF EB on MT-1 (now we have 3 trains) - 11340
on BNSF Train 13 are DBS and TOFC's - 11341 UP Train 14 is a manifest  - 11342
 - 11343  - 11344
still all 3 trains visible - 11345 huge graffiti on TTX box car - 11346
graffiti lettering - 11347 and more graffiti - 11348
BNSF WB disappeared and BNSF EB Train 15 is visible - 11349 noe we have Train 14 above and Train 15 below - 11350
 - 11351 even two 86' Hi-Cube Box cars in use - 11352
wonderful, the variety of mixed freight trains - 11353  - 11354
 - 11355  - 11356
 - 11357  - 11358
 - 11359  - 11360
 - 11361 Steam loco graffiti (one of a kind) - 11362
 - 11365  - 11366
heavy graffiti on this reefer - 11367 last photo of Train 14 and last photo of the day - 11368
After a total of 14 trains with interesting conists, I went with Don, Gary, Marc, Lane and Mac for lunch at the "Dump" in Hesperia.

 

Third Visit to Hill 582 on 10/31/15 (263 Photos)
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. I also met Marc Fournier and Ed Streuli with his dog "Haley".
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 Train 1 BNSF EB manifest pass the signal bridge - 1974
in the meantime I am on top of the Hill . . . - 11503 . . . and able to take nice pictures of Train 1 - 11504
 - 11505 lucky, here comes Train 2 UP EB on MT-2 - 11506
the UP Train seems to be faster than the BNSF EB - 11507  - 11508
 - 11509 UP Train 2 and BNSF Train 1 side by side - 11510
UP 5492 = GE AC45CCTE - 11511 UP 4310 = EMD SD70M - 11512
UP Train 2 running parallel to BNSF Train 1 - 11513 UP EB intermodal is DBS and TOFC mixed - 11514
last photo ob Train 2 UP EB - 11515 Train 3 BNSF EB on MT-2 - 11516
it is another intermodal train - 11517 BNSF 7387 = GE ES44DC - 11518
BNSF 5218 = GE C44-9W - 11519 BNSF 5313 = GE C44-9W - 11520
Citirail CREX 1322 = GE ES44AC - 11521  - 11522
surprise, a Werner Enterprises trailer - 11525 this WE trailer is having a wind deflector - 11526
CDN Logistics trailer has an attractive paint scheme - 11527 last photo of Train 3 BNSF EB intermodal - 11528
Train 4 BNSF WB intermodal on MT-3 - 11529 to take these pictures, it needs a fast move from the Hill . . . - 11530
. . . towards the South side, getting closer to MT-3 - 11531  - 11532
leading unit BNSF 8272 = GE ES44C4 - 11533 we have DBS & TOFC & DBS & TOFC - 11534
after the trailers are container and again trailers - 11535  - 11536
in the early morning sunlight are more trailers - 11537 last photo of Train 4 BNSF WB on MT-3 - 11538
Train 5 BNSF EB intermodal on MT-1 - 11539 coming round the curve from former tunnel area - 11540
 - 11541 BNSF 5199 = GE C44-9W - 11542
BNSF 7609 = GE ES44DC - 11543 BNSF 8324 = GE ES44C4 - 11544
 - 11545 there are 2 rear end DPU's - 11546
BNSF 8090 = ES44C4 and 5431 = C44-9W - 11547 last photo of Train 5 BNSF EB - 11548
Train 6 BNSF EB intermodal on MT-1 - 11549  - 11550
BNSF 7155 = GE ES44C4 - 11551 6 units are pulling this inetrmodal uphill - 11552
lots of Schneider containers - 11553 last photo of Train 6 w/colorful well car - 11555
Train 7 BNSF EB intermodal on MT-1 - 11557  - 11558
 - 11559 BNSF 8172 = GE ES44C4 - 11560
BNSF 7548 = GE ES44DC - 11561 BNSF 4025 = GE C44-9W - 11562
 - 11563  - 11564
 - 11565  - 11566
 - 11567  - 11568
Maersk Reefer Containers - 11569  left Train 7 w/DPU's and right Train 8 BNSF WB- 11570
showtime w/2 trains crossing each other - 11571 Train 8 BNSF WB manifest - 11572
 - 11573 BNSF 7780 = GE ES44DC - 11574
BNSF 7702 = GE ES44DC - 11575 BNSF 7781 = GE ES44DC - 11576
BNSF 7769 = ES44DC - 11577 64' Reefer w/graffiti - 11578
 - 11579  - 11580
 - 11581  - 11582
 - 11583  - 11584
left Train 8 WB and right Train 7 EB (on hold) - 11585 Train 8 is having 2 rear end DPU's - 11586
BNSF 7731 = GE ES44DC - 11587 BNSF 7735 = GE ES44DC (last photo of Train 8) - 11588
Train 9 BNSF WB intermodal - 11589 a lot of power with 6 units - 11590
BNSF 7465 = GE ES44DC - 11591 BNSF 3988 = GE ET44C4 - 11592
last photo of Train 9 BNSF WB intermodal - 11593 Train 10 BNSF EB inetrmodal on MT-1 - 11594
 - 11595 left Train 10 BNSF EB and right Train 11 BNSF WB - 11596
 - 11597 the perfect meet of EB and WB trains - 11598
both are intermodal trains - 11599  - 11600
 - 11601 part of Train 10 EB w/TOFC's - 11602
Train 11 WB is passing Train 10 EB - 11603 BNSF 3925 = GE ET44C4 - 11604
BNSF 3925 = GE ET44C4 in the bright morning sunlight - 11605  - 11606
still more DBS cars coming on Train 10 EB - 11607  - 11608
Train 11 BNSF WB DBS w/2 mid train helpers - 11610  - 11611
BNSF 3972 = GE ET44C4 - 11612  - 11613
there is even a rear end helper on Train 11 - 11614 last photo of Train 11 WB w/DPU BNSF 7959 = ES44C4 - 11615
Train 12 BNSF WB manifest on MT-2 - 11616  - 11618
 - 11619 BNSF 7753 = GE ES44DC - 11620
 - 11621  - 11622
 - 11623 nice garffiti on this covered hopper - 11624
fancy graffiti - 11625 last photo of Train 12 BNSF WB manifest - 11626
BNSF WB MoW vehicle is passing Hill 582 on MT-2 - 11628 not a problem as there will be more trains coming - 11629
Train 13 BNSF EB intermodal on MT-1 - 11630 BNSf 6657 = GE ES44C4 - 11631
while Train 13 is rolling uphill on MT-1 . . . - 11634 . . . Train 14 UP WB on MT-2 is coming downhill - 11635
so, we are having 2 intermodal trains at the same time - 11636  - 11637
UP 5415 = GE C45AC - 11638 UP 5124 = EMD SD70M w/flared radiators - 11639
UP 5026 = EMD SD70M w/flared radiators - 11640  - 11641
the UP engines will soon disappear - 11642 Train 14 UP WB is having TOFC and DBS - 11644
 - 11645 Train 14 after the containers are again trailers - 11646
Silverwood: below Train 13 BNSF EB, above Train 15 UP SB - 11643 left Train 14 UP WB & right Train 13 BNSF EB DPU's - 11647
last photo of Train 14 UP WB (left) - 11648 last photo of Train 13 BNSF EB w/DPU's - 11649
Train 15 UP SB on UPT - 11650 UP SB getting closer - 11651
wow, there are 7 units in front - 11653 UP 2456 = EMD SD60M - 11655
UP 2493 = EMD SD60M - 11656 UP 6657 = GE C44AC - 11657
UP 8562 = EMD SD70ACe - 11659 UP 4678 = END SD70M - 11660
UP 7732 = GE C45AC - 11661 UP 2457 = EMD60M - 11662
 - 11663 last photo of Train 15 UP SB on UPT - 11665
Train 16 BNSF EB intermodal on MT-1 - 11666 well cars w/graffiti - 11667
left above Train 16, below Train 17 EB on MT-3 - 11668 J.B. Hunt containers on this BNSF EB - 11669
competitors: Train 16 left and Train 17 in the middle - 11670 both trains are going uphill toward Summit - 11671
 - 11672 the uphill race of both trains goes on - 11673
 - 11674  - 11675
 - 11676  - 11677
the engines did already reach Silverwood - 11678  - 11679
Train 17 below seems to be slightly faster - 11680  - 11681
 - 11682 rear end DPU's of Train 16 BNSF EB on MT-1 - 11683
rear end of Train 17 BNSF EB on MT-3 - 11684 ast photo with Train 16 above and Train 17 below - 11685
Train 18 UP WB manifest on MT-2 - 11688  . 11689
 - 11690 UP 8174 = GE ES44AC-H - 11691
UP 8053 = GE C45AC - 11692  - 11693
 - 11694  - 11695
 - 11696 a manifest brings always a wide variety of cars - 11697
 - 11698  - 11699
jus one single Auto Carrier - 11700 scrap metal load - 11701
lots of covered hoppers - 11702  - 11703
teher are 2 rear end DPU's on Train 18 - 11704 UP 8238 = GE ES44AC - 11705
 - 11706 last photo of Train 18 UP WB on MT-2 - 11707
Train 19 BNSF WB intermodal is still at Silverwood - 11709
in the middle is part of MT-3 visible - 11710 Train 19 BNSF WB on MT-2 - 11712
at the same time is Train 20 BNSF EB coming on MT-1 - 11714 Train 19 is getting closer - 11713
perfect meet of Train 20 (left) and Train 19 (right) - 11715 both are intermodal trains - 11716
5 units are pulling Train 19 - 11717  - 11718
 - 11719 the upper containers are sitting on a rack - 11720
I wonder if the stability is as good as on a container - 11721  - 11722
Train 19 WB left and Train 20 EB right - 11723 last photo of Train 19 BNSF WB (left) - 11724
nice mix of FedEx trailers and containers - 11725 last photo fo Train 20 BNSF EB - 11726
Train 21 BNSF WB inetrmodal on MT-2 - 11727 last photo of Train 21 WB - 11728
Train 22 BNSF WB Auto Carrier on MT-3 - 11729 nice to sse how it is snakes downhill - 11730
remember, MT-3 is having a 3 % grade - 11731  - 11732
Silverwood: above Train 23 UP SB, below rear of Train 22 - 11733  - 11734
 - 11735 just before the RR Crossing to reach Hill 582 - 11736
 - 11737  - 11738
just below Silverwood: UP SB above BNSF WB - 11739  - 11740
 - 11741 even on Auto Carreiers we find graffiti - 11742
upper right corner are the locos of UP Train 23 - 11743  - 11744
UP locos are visible above the Auto Carriers - 11745  - 11746
 - 11747  - 11748
locos of Train 23 UP SB et upper left - 11749  - 11750
endless action: above Train 23 and below new Train 24 - 11751  - 11752
Train 23 UP SB on UPT - 11753 left UP 23 SB, right UP 24 WB, below BNSF 22 WB - 11754
Train 24 UP WB is on MT-2 - 11755  - 11756
 - 11757 left DPU Train 23, ight UP Train 24 and Train 22 below - 11758
above UP WB intermodal - 11759 last photo ob BNSF Train 22 all Auto Carrier - 11760
the race continues - 11761 above UP SB on UPT and below UP WB on MT-2 - 11762
UP rear end DPU on 23 and UP leading units on 24   - 11763 all EMD power - 11764
above SD70ACe, below SD70ACe and SD70M - 11765 last photo of Train 23 UP sb on UPT - 11766
Train 24 UP rear end DPU - 11767 UP 8321 = EMD SD70ACe - 11768
end of the show with Train 24 UP WB - 11769 Michael Frei is looking after the UP Train  - 11554
Ed is also a great help to Don - 1249 from left: Edward Streuli and Michael Frei - 1250
"Haley" the dog of Ed is also listining - 1251 Marc Fournier is looking toward Summit (East) - 1252
 Ed is talking to Marc - 1253 "Haley" is a real railfan - 1254
train watching at its best - 1255 Michael and Marc are having a serious talk  - 1256
With a total of 24 Trains we had a great variety of different cars and for sure a good time with our friends. Thank you Don and your wonderful friends for giving us the possibilty to enjoy railfanning at ist best on Hill 582.

All photos copyright by Werner Meer

Cajon Pass Photo
Collection Part 1
Hill 582
October 28-31, 2015
a detailed look at Hill 582
by Werner Meer
Switzerland

updated: 10/01/2017

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

updated: 10/01/2017

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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

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