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updated: September 23, 2011

Cajon Pass in Southern California

Here you can find a lot of interesting information and photos about Cajon Pass.
The most important subject was the 3rd Main Track Project by BNSF in 2007 & 2008.

Railroad Photography
I am very pleased to show some exclusive photos by
Don E. Toles (DET), Gary G. Gray (GGG) and Marc Fournier (MF), USA
A big thank you goes to Don, Gary and Marc for sharing their excellent pictures.
Please note: The copyright belongs to these gentlemen with permission by Werner Meer.

  For bigger size pictures please click on the 3 or 4 digit numbers below each photo!

Cajon Pass 3rd Main Track Construction by BNSF in 2007 and 2008
BNSF was building a 3rd Main Track thru Cajon Pass. It was built along the # 1 (north) track (2,2 % grade). The only 2 tunnels in Cajon have been daylighted. This one of a time project was completed on November 07, 2008.
We are having a total of 9 pages for the 3MT Project - just click on the link in every column.
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF

Page 1/9

Photos 001 - 099

Period: 6/22/07 - 9/17/07
8/24/07 Summit Curve - 061 See all photos of page 1 - click here 9/12/07 T-1 EP w/BNSF WB train - 097
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF

Page 2/9

Photos 100 - 201

Period: 9/08/07 - 10/25/07
10/19/07 Summit Curve w/new track - 166 See all photos of page 2 - click here 10/25/07 T-2 EP w/BNSF EB train - 197
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF

Page 3/9

Photos 202 - 300

Period: 10/19/07 - 12/14/07
10/26/07 Placing of bridge element - 216 See all photos of page 3 - click here 12/05/07 T-2 EP w/BNSF WB train - 289
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF

Page 4/9

Photos 301 - 399

Period: 12/03/07 - 2/06/08
1/18/08 New bridge at MP 64.1X - 346 See all photos of page 4 - click here 2/01/08 T-1 EP w/new shoo-fly - 392
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF

Page 5/9

Photos 400 - 504

Period: 2/06/08 - 3/28/08
3/20/08 T-1 EP w/UP EB around shoo-fly - 470 See all photos of page 5 - click here 3/26/08 T-1 WP demolition - 494
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF

Page 6/9

Photos 505 - 597

Period: 3/25/08 - 4/25/08
4/04/08 T-2 EP w/BNSF EB along tunnel 2 - 524 See all photos of page 6 - click here 4/16/08 T-1 EP demolition - 569
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF

Page 7/9

Photos 598 - 699

Period: 5/02/08 - 6/24/08
 5/02/08 Remainings of former Tunnel 1 - 598 See all photos of page 7 - click here 6/18/08 Sullivan's Curve w/TLM - 687
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF

Page 8/9

Photos 700 - 800

Period: 6/30/08 - 9/15/08
7/06/08 New track under HWY 138 - 719 See all photos of page 8 - click here 7/09/08 TLM at work - 753-2
3rd Main Track Project by BNSF

Page 9/9

Photos 801 - 896

Period: 9/15/08 - 12/24/08
9/26/08 Between MP 63.4 and 64.3 - 811 See all photos of page 9 - click here 11/05/08 Removal of shoo-fly - 848

below: Photos by Don E. Toles, Gary G. Gray, Marc Fournier (USA) 2005 / 2008

Cajon Pass Tunnels

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See the difference between 2005 and 2008 as the famous Tunnels 1 and 2 are gone forever.
Photos by Don E. Toles, Gary G. Gray
and Marc Fournier (USA)

Updated: 11/10/11
11/01/05 T-1 EP before - 648 See all 28 photos - click here 5/24/08 Former T-1 EP after - 649

below: Aerial Photos by Dave Crammer (USA) 2006 / 2008

Cajon Pass
Aerial Photos
2006/2008

by Dave Crammer (USA)

taken before and during the 3MT project

Updated: 3/05/10
Cajon Station, I-15 w/Cleghorn exit DC-12 See all 37 photos - click here Sullivan's Curve, Hwy 138, Mormon Rocks DC-16

below: Aerial Photos by Werner Meer (Switzerland) 2010

Cajon Pass
Aerial Photos

June 2, 2010

by Werner Meer (Switzerland)
taken after the 3MT project

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

 

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
New 7/11: Fold out map of Cajon Pass in August 2011 issue of TRAINS magazine - click here

 

Below are different links related to Cajon Pass
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 
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
Simple Maps about Cajon Pass: click here
Different Maps (+ photos) of Cajon Pass:  http://www.placenames.com/us/p270155 
The Road Wanderer Route 66 Coastal Gateway:  http://www.theroadwanderer.net/RT66cajon.htm 
California Historic Route 66 Association: http://www.route66ca.org/index.html
North American Rails by Randy Murphy (photos about Cajon):  http://northamericanrails.com/home
Here are photos of the 2 tunnels before construction started: click here
Excellent Aerial photos of Cajon before construction started by Dave Crammer: http://www.cajonpass.net/dca/index.html 
Dave Crammer published a 20 page report "Air Cajon" (Cajon Pass from the Air) in TRP (The Railroad Press) Magazine Issue # 71 (Oct/Nov/Dec, 2006).
More Aerial photos incl. 3MT (taken in 2008) by Dave Crammer: http://www.cajonpass.net/highabove.html
Here is a very detailed report (390 pages) about the 3rd Main Track Construction with maps (PDF): http://www.cajonpass.net/FEIS-EIR-MAR07.pdf 
A visit to Hill 582:  http://www.f150online.com/forums/off-roading/380303-hill-582-cajon-pass-southern-california.html
Sam Pottinger's Steel Rails West with several photos of Cajon:  http://www.trainweb.com/samssrw/ 
Great photos and information on Cajon Pass Rails by Steve Caine, Pasadena: http://www.cajonpassrails.com/ 
Photos about Cajon and Tehachapi Pass from 1981 to present: http://www.pbase.com/huskerherb/southern_california_railroading&page=1 
Lots of photos about Cajon Pass by Santiago Homsi jr, http://www.cajonpass.net 
Southern California Rail Fan by Dave Toussaint: http://www.SoCalRailFan.com
New Cajon Pass Book by Dave Toussaint:  http://www.socalrailfan.com/book.html
Cajon Pass Film 5 Min. by Anything Goes Productions with Maureen Barley:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuEj2jKUI4A
In Memory of Chard L. Walker (1922 - 2007) - click here
New official BNSF Website - Friends of BNSF (registration is free of charge): https://www.friendsofbnsf.com/

 

For those who are interested in big construction projects, we are having a link for the construction of the longest railway tunnel in the world. It is currently under construction thru the Alps in Switzerland with a length of 57 km / 35,4 mls (actually two single track tunnels). It will open in 2017.
Take a look here (English site):  http://www.alptransit.ch/en/?no_cache=1 

 

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