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  1. Mix of exEspee and BN

    Mix of exEspee and BN

    Utah Railway's helper is returning to Martin, UT. They would get a few more years out of these sd45/f45 before using MPI power.
  2. SP at Crescent Lake in 1994

    SP at Crescent Lake in 1994

    Over 15 years ago (wow!) a "westbound" manifests blasts through Crescent Lake, OR. After topping Cascade Summit ten miles back, this train is accelerating to 60 mph for the fast run south towards Klamath Falls.
  3. Amtrak 156

    Amtrak 156

    P42 #156 leads the Northbound Coast Starlight under the old SP signal bridge at the North switch on Cascades Summit.
  4. Last shot

    Last shot

    A southbound UP manifest highballs through Oakridge, OR, and begins the 1.8%, 44-mile climb to Cascade Summit. It is 4:39pm, the sun has set behing the mountains long ago, and heavy cloud cover and rain-turning-into-snow has it near darkness. Thanks to digital cameras being able to shoot at ISO...
  5. Cascade Summit - August 1998

    Cascade Summit - August 1998

    Rear end helpers on the UP 9330 South emerge from the tunnel in cloud of black smokeCanon EOS-10s 35mm, Kodacolor print, scanned on an HP flatbed scanner
  6. Cascade Summit - August 1998

    Cascade Summit - August 1998

    UP 9330 South has nearly crested the grade at Cascade Summit, as the rear end pushers are framed by the signals in a haze of diesel exhaust.Canon EOS-10s 35mm, Kodacolor print, scanned on an HP flatbed scanner
  7. When Summit Wore Blue and Yellow

    When Summit Wore Blue and Yellow

    Santa Fe GP50 #3835 leads a COFC/TOFC train eastbound through Cajon Summit on the 1st Subdivision's Main #1 in 1985.
  8. Super Fleet Warbonnets Summit Bound

    Super Fleet Warbonnets Summit Bound

    Santa Fe #160 leads an A-A-A-A set of red/silver GP60M warbonnet power on this eastbound TOFC train through the sweeping curve into Cajon Summit in Cajon Pass on March 30, 1991.
  9. NS Coal

    NS Coal

    An NS loaded coal train heads south towards Browns Summit.
  10. Blossberg portal

    Blossberg portal

    The track can be seen curving before entering the 3,896.5' tunnel.
  11. Its all down hill from here

    Its all down hill from here

    The 3-unit helper set starts to head down the 1%grade towards Mullan Tunnel, which will steepen to 2.2% at the east end of the tunnel & continue down to Helena
  12. Around the curve

    Around the curve

    The 3-unit helper set moves around a curve towards Mullan tunnel
  13. Cresting the summit at Blossberg

    Cresting the summit at Blossberg

    An east-bound 3-unit helper set of MRL SD45's crests the continental divide at Blossberg.
  14. Rains and Trains

    Rains and Trains

    Three freight trains at the Cajon Summit on April 22. 2005. This is the scene I saw cresting the hill. Heavy winds were carrying mist and rain from the storm in the hills to the right of this scene. This is what caused the two rainbows on what appears a clear day. It was short lived though.
  15. Heading for Summit!

    Heading for Summit!

    Santa Fe GP60 #4015, a GP40X and two additional units ply the rails eastbound on the North Main approach to Cajon Summit with a mixed COFC/TOFC train in 1990.
  16. SP Coming Through ATSF Summit!

    SP Coming Through ATSF Summit!

    An eastbound Southern Pacific container train, led by an SD45T-2, detours over the Santa Fe and takes the sweeping curve into Cajon Summit on the 1st Subdivision in 1986.
  17. Super Fleet Warbonnets Summit Bound

    Super Fleet Warbonnets Summit Bound

    Santa Fe #160 leads an A-A-A-A set of red/silver GP60M warbonnet power on this eastbound TOFC train through the sweeping curve into Cajon Summit in Cajon Pass on March 30, 1991.
  18. Santa Fe Over Tehachapi Summit

    Santa Fe Over Tehachapi Summit

    On a cold and overcast March morning on Tehachapi Summit, a Santa Fe GP60M leads a westbound TOFC train down the Pass in 1991.
  19. Diamond Creek Fill

    Diamond Creek Fill

    A mixed freight slowly makes its way toward Cascade Summit on the UP Pengra Pass.
  20. Trailers

    Trailers

    TOFC passes through under-construction-in-transition-to-three-main-track Cajon Summit on a warm, sunny summer Saturday morning.



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