Railfanning Cajon Pass on 12-28-10 Part 1 HD Add Video


Watch in High Definition! I decided to take advantage to a mid-week opportunity to go to Cajon Pass over my winter break hoping to catch weekday freights. I was rewarded with a great day; filming 14 freights over a 5 and 1/2 hour period. We started out by quickly stopping at Cajon Station to catch a freight that we saw while we were driving up the 15 freeway. We then raced up to Hill 582, the popular railfanning hotspot just missing a chance to see the first freight a second time. Once we arrived and set up, we were treated to near constant traffic and never went more than 45 minutes without seeing a train. I also got to see a BNSF C44-9W leading!




Train 1: An Eastbound BNSF Stack Train crosses over to track 3 at Cajon Station. Led by BNSF ES44DC 7217. Trailing are BNSF C44-9Ws 4083, 4176, and 5502.


Train 2: A Westbound Union Pacific Rock Train comes off the BNSF Track onto the UP Palmdale Cutoff. Led by UP SD70M 4493. Trailing are UP SD60M 2463, UP SD40-2 3484, UP SD70M 4866, and UP SD90MAC 8072.


Train 3: An Eastbound BNSF Intermodal Train comes up track 3. Led by BNSF ES44DC 7561. Trailing is BNSF C44-9W 4193 and BNSF ES44DCs 7600 and 7503.


Train 4: A Westbound UP Tank Train comes off the BNSF Tracks and onto the UP Palmdale Cutoff. Led by Union Pacific AC4400CW 7223. Trailing is UP AC4400CW 7121, Patched ex. Southern Pacific AC4400CW 6208 and UP AC4400CW 7142. UP AC4400CW 5675 serves as DPU.


This is Part 1 of 3.


Stay tuned for part 2.



Posted by Locomotive450 on January 22, 2011 at 4:02 PM 1147 Views

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