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Date: 10/17/20 11:37
Best Days for Trains in Cajon Pass
Author: CharlesVarnes

It has been some time since anyone posted about rail traffic through Cajon Pass.

Currently, what are the best days of the week?

OCV



Date: 10/17/20 11:58
Re: Best Days for Trains in Cajon Pass
Author: hotrail

It would be great if someone had actual train counts.   I have been up htere on a couple of recent Saturday mornings, and there has been plenty to see
 



Date: 10/17/20 12:28
Re: Best Days for Trains in Cajon Pass
Author: Lackawanna484

The Hesperia webcam on Virtual Railfan is a great resource.

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Date: 10/17/20 12:28
Re: Best Days for Trains in Cajon Pass
Author: mapboy

When I watched the Cajon (Lugo) camera for a week in early June (traffic has picked up), it averaged 2 1/2 trains per hour.  That’s Cajon Sub only, not counting trains via UP’s Mojave Sub.  Sundays and Mondays are usually the slowest days to avoid.

BNSF daily count- Mo 40, Tu 48, We 51, Th 48, Fr 58, Sa 46, Su 44=335, average 48/day. 
UP daily count-     Mo  7,  Tu   8, We  9, Th 10, Fr   7, Sa 11, Su   5=  57, average 8/day. 
AMTK daily count- 2 per day [now 6 per week?]
total daily count-  Mo 49, Tu 58, We 62, Th 60, Fr 67, Sa 59, Su 51=406, average 58/day. 

More detail if wanted here-  https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,5046821,5047424#msg-5047424 

mapboy



Date: 10/17/20 14:29
Re: Best Days for Trains in Cajon Pass
Author: exhaustED

Any day with a 'y' in it is usually pretty good.



Date: 10/17/20 17:23
Re: Best Days for Trains in Cajon Pass
Author: PHall

And even on busy days it seems to run in bunches. i.e. no trains for a couple of hours and then 3 in an hour.



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