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Date: 11/11/12 18:46
The UP in Cajon viewed from above
Author: oyw

Since I wore my hiking boots today, I figured I might as well put them to good use. Here are a couple of UP trains from above, both on the former Southern Pacific Palmdale cut off.

1) An unusual northbound, IDITAX-08 (Intermodal-Dallas-Tacoma-Extra) struggles through the S-curve at Alray behind two SD70M flares, 4945 and 5023. I am standing directly above where the west portal of Tunnel 2 once stood. Seems like a strange routing for this train?

2) The UP and BNSF provided me with a "two-fer" from the embankment of the I-15 freeway. UP 4567 is about to be out-run by BNSF 7297 just below Keenbrook. Note the BNSF is all TOFC, kind of unusual these days, not to mention two trains in a row with SD70's leading.

There were a lot of other trains today but these were the most interesting for me, worth the climbing and stickers. I hope you agree, thanks for looking.

OYW






Date: 11/11/12 19:05
Re: The UP in Cajon viewed from above
Author: tc

Very nice , but thats all you do is beautiful shots



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/12 19:07 by tc.



Date: 11/11/12 20:20
Re: The UP in Cajon viewed from above
Author: santafe199

WOW!!! A+, both shots!

Lance



Date: 11/11/12 22:45
Re: The UP in Cajon viewed from above
Author: 3rdswitch

Sweet shots Bob.
JB



Date: 11/12/12 00:49
Re: The UP in Cajon viewed from above
Author: Fizzboy7

Would have love to have seen that all-TOFC train!!! Certainly a very rare find nowadays. Would you happen to have more pics of it?



Date: 11/12/12 05:37
Re: The UP in Cajon viewed from above
Author: SP8595

A very unique angle from Cajon in your first pic, almost looks like you are up in a tree:}



Date: 11/12/12 14:52
Re: The UP in Cajon viewed from above
Author: cchan006

oyw Wrote:
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> Since I wore my hiking boots today, I figured I
> might as well put them to good use. Here are a
> couple of UP trains from above, both on the former
> Southern Pacific Palmdale cut off.
>
> 1) An unusual northbound, IDITAX-08
> (Intermodal-Dallas-Tacoma-Extra) struggles through
> the S-curve at Alray behind two SD70M flares, 4945
> and 5023. I am standing directly above where the
> west portal of Tunnel 2 once stood. Seems like a
> strange routing for this train?
>
> 2) The UP and BNSF provided me with a "two-fer"
> from the embankment of the I-15 freeway. UP 4567
> is about to be out-run by BNSF 7297 just below
> Keenbrook. Note the BNSF is all TOFC, kind of
> unusual these days, not to mention two trains in a
> row with SD70's leading.
>
> There were a lot of other trains today but these
> were the most interesting for me, worth the
> climbing and stickers. I hope you agree, thanks
> for looking.
>
> OYW

Thanks for hiking on our behalf. Your Upland buddy nicknamed you The Homing Pigeon of Light, and here you go again! Love that location on #2, with 2 trains.



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