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Date: 01/09/21 20:09
Metrolink at the Eastend of Soledad Canyon Ca.
Author: SPgoletablock

- Slicing through the 332 ft bore of Tunnel 19 on an extremely windy January afternoon.




Date: 01/09/21 21:26
Re: Metrolink at the Eastend of Soledad Canyon Ca.
Author: SP4360

Nice shot from up there. The High Water Detector on the east end of the bridge is a real PITA to get to. Sometimes I would drive around the end of the tunnel and park next to the creek bottm, sometimes I would park at the west end of the tunnel and wak through it. Had to have track and time to test it anyways, so if I could get an extra 30mins, it was a walk through the tunnel. Some interesting things used to on below the bridge.



Date: 01/09/21 22:37
Re: Metrolink at the Eastend of Soledad Canyon Ca.
Author: oyw

Cool shot!



Date: 01/09/21 23:15
Re: Metrolink at the Eastend of Soledad Canyon Ca.
Author: Fizzboy7

Excellent image.   This is a good example of how SoCal's Santa Ana winds work.   One can see the gradual decrease in elevation from right to left.   That is the exact course these winds take, increasing in speed as the landscape lowers to the left.

 



Date: 01/10/21 06:22
Re: Metrolink at the Eastend of Soledad Canyon Ca.
Author: SP8595

Most Excellent::}



Date: 01/10/21 09:33
Re: Metrolink at the Eastend of Soledad Canyon Ca.
Author: TheNavigator

Nice shot and vantage point!
GK



Date: 01/10/21 11:29
Re: Metrolink at the Eastend of Soledad Canyon Ca.
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!



Date: 01/10/21 11:45
Re: Metrolink at the Eastend of Soledad Canyon Ca.
Author: ProAmtrak

Nice shot, anyone get shots like that when Southern Pacific was still around?



Date: 01/10/21 15:19
Re: Metrolink at the Eastend of Soledad Canyon Ca.
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

Back in the late 60s the Superintendent was eastbound at this location in the high rail car. At this time the line was ABS and train order territory. The Superintendent was operating on a track car line up. The high rail stopped on the bridge and all of the occupants were looking at the bridge. Low and behold a SP eastbound freight train came through the tunnel and collided with the high rail car. Luckily there were no injuries just a big embarrassment to the Superintendent and the other weed weasels.

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