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9/25/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:El Roco Photography
Dates:1/1/2007 - 10/28/2009
Album Info:Images from the Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County California
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Eastbound Control Section Walker
Title:  Eastbound Control Section Walker
Description:  When BNSF put in a third track through the Cajon Pass in 2007, they created a new cross over and named it "Walker" after a former Santa Fe Railroad employee who spent much of his early career with the railroad attending the old station at Cajon. Mr. Walker was known as an expert to the railfan community and is cited in a number of publications and appears in a number of videos on the subject. Mr. Walker passed away in I believe 2007, or 2008, hence this piece of track was named after him.
Photo Date:  10/21/2009  Upload Date: 10/29/2009 2:52:09 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7404(ES44DC)
Views:  251   Comments: 4
Meet at Powerline Road (F.S. Road 3N45)
Title:  Meet at Powerline Road (F.S. Road 3N45)
Description:  As Autumn comes to the desert, the shadows are getting longer and the background is greening up after the intense heat of the Summer months. Eventually we will again be able to capture images in the pass with the snowy mountains in the background.
Photo Date:  10/21/2009  Upload Date: 10/29/2009 5:29:58 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7574(ES44DC)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
JB Hunt Study - JB Hunt at Silverwood
Title:  JB Hunt Study - JB Hunt at Silverwood
Description:  More unusual images of JB Hunt containers loaded on trains. Sometimes the confluence of the sky, some high mountains, a signal tower and a train or two can cause what appears to be a twisted view of the landscape due to the bending of the light entering a wide angle, or a short focal length lens. Here however, the look of the image results from the leaning of the train and the upward perspective of the signal tower cast against the mountainous background rather than any aberration due to the light passing trough a lens.
Photo Date:  10/21/2009  Upload Date: 10/29/2009 3:17:32 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Signal,Action
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Views:  94   Comments: 2
Mile 57 on the Cajon Subdivision
Title:  Mile 57 on the Cajon Subdivision
Description:  As Autumn comes to the desert, the shadows are getting longer and the background is greening up slightly and the Yellow Rabbit Brush blooms after the intense heat of the Summer months. Eventually this scene will be covered in snow on occasion and we will once again be able to capture images in the pass with the snowy mountains in the background.
Photo Date:  10/21/2009  Upload Date: 10/31/2009 4:28:56 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 972(C44-9W)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
Union Pacific in Cajon
Title:  Union Pacific in Cajon
Description:  A view of an Eastbound Union Pacific stack train from the Palmdale Cut Off Track in the Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County California.
Photo Date:  10/21/2009  Upload Date: 10/31/2009 4:19:18 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5271(AC45CCTE)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
Yellow Rabbit Brush
Title:  Yellow Rabbit Brush
Description:  Inspired by a fellow rail photographer, I thought I would capture an image of the late blooming wild flowers in this case, Yellow Rabbit Brush - Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus ssp. viscidiflorus near CP Walker on the BNSF Cajon Subdivision in the Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County California.
Photo Date:  10/21/2009  Upload Date: 10/29/2009 3:32:05 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
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Views:  48   Comments: 0
Cajon Feeder - Reduex
Title:  Cajon Feeder - Reduex
Description:  Hill 582 located at mile marker 58.2 on the BNSF Cajon Subdivision, is fairly well known by railfans worldwide as a spot to watch trains in the Cajon Pass. On the summit of the hill amongst a clump of trees, are some benches and a number of displays and monuments to different people and things. Also located there is this bird feeder, depicted here in the afternoon sun with a BNSF stack train passing in the background. Hill 582, at mile marker 58.2 on the BNSF Cajon Subdivision, Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County California.
Photo Date:  12/9/2009  Upload Date: 1/17/2010 2:15:08 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  86   Comments: 2
Coming Around the Bend
Title:  Coming Around the Bend
Description:  An Eastbound BNSF stack train approaches mile marker 57 on a cold Winters day in the Cajon Pass. The colors of the desert flora in the Winter is evident in this image when compared to another taken in the same area in July: Link Taken near M.P. 57 on the BNSF San Cajon Subdivision Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County, California, USA.
Photo Date:  12/9/2009  Upload Date: 1/17/2010 2:16:47 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7284(ES44DC)
Views:  133   Comments: 3
Sunset at C.P. Walker
Title:  Sunset at C.P. Walker
Description:  In the waning moments of a cold Winter day before the sun slips behind the mountains, BNSF 7770 leads a manifest train up the hill towards Barstow California. The MOW worker on the right is attempting to free a stuck switch on Main #2 that blocked traffic for most of the day. Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County California.
Photo Date:  12/9/2009  Upload Date: 1/17/2010 2:13:16 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7770(ES44DC)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
Winter Comes to Cajon
Title:  Winter Comes to Cajon
Description:  After the first snow of the year, the mountains above the pass are coated with a blanket of white. Now that the rattle snakes are all hibernating, I can break through the bush and go back to all my favorite photo spots on the hills above the tracks near C.P. Silverwood. Here a U.P. manifest train heads up the hill on the Palmdale Cutoff towards Mojave.
Photo Date:  12/9/2009  Upload Date: 1/17/2010 2:20:25 PM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Transit,Action
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Views:  85   Comments: 0
Vanishing Point
Title:  Vanishing Point
Description:  Looking Eastward toward the summit from the crossing on Main #3 of the BNSF Cajon Subdivision at Hill 582 near mile post 58.2. Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County California.
Photo Date:  12/9/2009  Upload Date: 2/19/2010 2:56:59 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Track
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Views:  69   Comments: 0
Passing Trains and the Deep Shadows of a Cajon Winter
Title:  Passing Trains and the Deep Shadows of a Cajon Winter
Description:  A BNSF stack train heads up the hill while a manifest train heads down (upper left hand corner). What I find interesting about this shot is that nothing came by on all four tracks for over an hour, so I decided to climb a small hill that I have not been on top of before to see what I could see. As I was part way up the hill, the Westbound train approached, then as I was hiking though the brush (there are no trails here) I heard the rumbling of the Eastbounder on the other side of the rise and sprinted the rest of the way up the hill. So this, and the crappy images of the Westbound taken into the sun are all I have to show for my impatience. I did however score some nice shots of a computer keyboard and some 12 gauge shotgun shells that I found on top of the hill. Taken near M.P. 57.2 on BNSFs Cajon Subdivision in the Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County California.
Photo Date:  2/11/2010  Upload Date: 2/19/2010 2:19:14 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4082(C44-9W)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
A February Winters Morning
Title:  A February Winters Morning
Description:  An Eastbound BNSF TOFC train speeds up the Cajon Pass on Main #1 on the way to Barstow California. The view is looking Northwest towards Alray and Hill 582. Taken near M.P. 57.20 on BNSFs Cajon Subdivision in the Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County California.
Photo Date:  2/11/2010  Upload Date: 2/19/2010 2:15:19 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7304(ES44DC)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
BNSF #7304 at Hill 582
Title:  BNSF #7304 at Hill 582
Description:  The flat spot on the hill to the left with the trees and the stacked stone retaining walls is a well known train watching site known as "Hill 582." The name comes from its location at mile post 58.20 on the BNSF Cajon Subdivision (the track that the train is on). Union Pacifics Palmdale Cutoff which is part of U.P.s Mojave Subdivision, is the track that is located just above the train. Here, an Eastbound BNSF piggyback train heads up the pass on a warm February morning. Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County California.
Photo Date:  2/11/2010  Upload Date: 2/19/2010 2:11:51 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7304(ES44DC)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Through the Canyon
Title:  Through the Canyon
Description:  The head end of a Union Pacific unit train (probably a Soda Ash load from Trona) threads its way Westbound though a cut on the Palmdale Cut Off. Taken near C.P. Silverwood on the U.P. Mojave Subdivision in the Cajon Pass, County of San Bernardino California.
Photo Date:  2/11/2010  Upload Date: 2/19/2010 2:13:09 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  UP 8452(SD70ACe)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
Crossing Summit Road
Title:  Crossing Summit Road
Description:  A Westbound Union Pacific manifest train begins it's decent down the Cajon Pass on Main #2 after passing through C.P. Summit.
Photo Date:  11/15/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 3:03:45 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8331(SD70ACe)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
Yellow Rabbit Bush at Summit
Title:  Yellow Rabbit Bush at Summit
Description:  An empty Union Pacific M.O.W. ballast train heads up the pass for another load of rock that will be dumped somewhere along the tracks down in the Los Angeles basin.
Photo Date:  11/15/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 3:05:17 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4376(SD70M)
Views:  117   Comments: 3
Afternoon Decent
Title:  Afternoon Decent
Description:  A Westbound stack train descends the 3% grade on Main #3 of the Cajon Pass on its way to the harbor in Los Angeles.
Photo Date:  11/24/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 3:02:30 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5166(C44-9W)
Views:  132   Comments: 3
Old School Summit Shot
Title:  Old School Summit Shot
Description:  When a person looks at old pictures of trains moving through Control Point Summit on the former Santa Fe Cajon Subdivision, most of them were taken down on the dirt near the tracks like this one. Nowadays it seems no one wants to get out of their car and take a stroll down the hill from the highway to grab a shot like this. Ergo, most of the shots at Summit look like the ones referenced below. BNSF Cajon Subdivision at M.P. 56 Cajon Pass - San Bernardino County, California.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:15:51 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6604(ES44C4)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
Railfanning at the Powerline Road
Title:  Railfanning at the Powerline Road
Description:  A Westbound BNSF Stack train passes a group of railfans out for a cold Saturday afternoon of train watching near CP Silverwood in the Cajon Pass.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:17:32 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6619(ES44C4)
Views:  173   Comments: 2
By The Dawns Early Light
Title:  By The Dawns Early Light
Description:  An Eastbound stack train crests the top of the Cajon Pass at EBCS Summit, while passing a descending stack train headed for Los Angeles. BNSF Cajon Subdivision at M.P. 56 Cajon Pass - San Bernardino County, California.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:14:16 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7376(ES44DC)
Views:  138   Comments: 2
Winter Afternoon in the Pass
Title:  Winter Afternoon in the Pass
Description:  A Westbound stack train descends the Cajon Pass on Main #3 at Forest Service Road 3N45 while a Union Pacific manifest train climbs the hill on the Palmdale Cutoff.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:42:04 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7414(ES44DC)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Crossing Cajon Boulevard
Title:  Crossing Cajon Boulevard
Description:  I followed this stacker down the pass from Summit and caught some good angles on it at Stein's Hill. ( Look here or Look here .) I then boogied down to Cajon Station to catch it crossing Cajon Boulevard where I almost got hit by some joker in a 4x4 trying to beat the train across the road.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:38:35 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7913(ES44DC)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
Bigger than a Bread Box!
Title:  Bigger than a Bread Box!
Description:  What I find fascinating about railroad locomotives is just how large they really are when you get right up next to them. Here, a Westbound BNSF stack train lead by #7413 slowly negotiates the looping corner of Main #3 in front of Stein's Hill on the Santa Fe's original track through the Cajon Pass.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:34:59 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7913(ES44DC)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
Rounding the Curve at Stein's Hill
Title:  Rounding the Curve at Stein's Hill
Description:  A Westbound stack train descends the Cajon Pass on Main #3 at Stein's Hill.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:39:40 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7913(ES44DC)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
Crossing the Powerline Road on Cold November Afternoon
Title:  Crossing the Powerline Road on Cold November Afternoon
Description:  A Westbound pig train (TOFC) makes its way down the Cajon Pass on Main #3, here crossing U.S.F.S. Road 3N45 at MP 57.17.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:37:37 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7414(ES44DC)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
A Cold Cajon Afternoon
Title:  A Cold Cajon Afternoon
Description:  A Westbound pig train (TOFC) slowly makes its way past the small bridge at MP 57.25 in the Cajon Pass.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:41:24 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7414(ES44DC)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
Westbound at Silverwood on a Cold Winters Afternoon
Title:  Westbound at Silverwood on a Cold Winters Afternoon
Description:  A Westbound BNSF Stack train passes another going Eastbound up the hill at CP Silverwood in the Cajon Pass.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:46:08 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7920(ES44DC)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
While Wilma Rides up Front, FRED Takes up the Rear
Title:  While Wilma Rides up Front, FRED Takes up the Rear
Description:  Known as a Flashing Rear - End Device (FRED) or a End-Of-Train device (EOT) the unit can be either a simple tail light or actually transmit real time telemetry regarding the operation of the train to the Head-of-Train Device (HTD) also known as a Wilma. Here, FRED takes a ride on a Westbound BNSF stack train lead by #5050 as it goes over the precipice at Summit and descends into the Los Angeles basin.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:42:56 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5050(C44-9W)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
"We Deliver"
Title:  "We Deliver"
Description:  A Westbound unit train of dry bulk hoppers (loaded with some type of grain) crosses U.S. Forest Service Road 3N45 while descending the Cajon Pass on the former Southern Pacific Palmdale Cutoff. The shear weight of this train was evident from the squealing brakes as it passed where I was standing and the fact that there were five units up front and three as DPUs on the rear.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 3:01:34 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5954(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  144   Comments: 2
Reflections at Summit
Title:  Reflections at Summit
Description:  n Westbound autorack train starts the descent down the Cajon Pass at EBCS Summit.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:40:31 AM
Location:  San Bernardino, CA
Author:  El Roco Photography
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6604(ES44C4)
Views:  171   Comments: 0


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