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Date: 01/17/22 09:46
45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: oyw

With mostly cloudy weather predicted for this weekend but hoping for a break, I set course for Cajon Pass early Sunday morning. Looking up toward the Pass, I was pleasantly surprised to see that break I was hoping for.

1) After a quick stop at Verdemont for a going-away shot of Amtrak #3, I made my way up to Summit.

Arriving just before 8AM, I wanted to make use of the snow capped backdrop before all the white stuff melted away, so I set up at the Summit road crossing for the following series. Sorry for the redundancy.

2) By 8:15 I had my first westbound, BNSF 7548 leading a loaded ethanol train seen crossing from Main 3 to Main 2.

3) The rear DP was BNSF 8262 and old Warbonnet 788 facing out.
 








Date: 01/17/22 09:48
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: oyw

4) Not exactly pristine, still the 788 made for a nice telephoto shot beneath the mountains.

5) At 8:46, a BNSF manifest with a pair of UP engines heads west.

6) After waiting for the westbound, a four unit set of Yermo bound UP light engines crossed from Main 3 to Track 2 at 8:53AM.
 








Date: 01/17/22 09:50
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: oyw

7) Six minutes later, Tier-4 EMD 3085 was on the point of an eastbound UP manifest.

8) UP 3085 was still passing when BNSF 8247W, with two NS GE’s, began its descent from Summit.

The clouds were not far off so I too, made my descent for home. Not counting Amtrak, five movements in 45 minutes wasn’t too bad. Thanks for taking the time to look.

OYW
 






Date: 01/17/22 10:00
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE series! Reminds me of the 1990's with lots of traffic.

Larry



Date: 01/17/22 10:00
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: MacBeau

You got very nice show, especially the Warbonnets. Nice work as always.
—Mac



Date: 01/17/22 10:11
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: mcdeo

Thank you for the report. Miss visiting there for sure. Hope to get back there sooner than later.

Mike ONeill
Parker, CO



Date: 01/17/22 10:24
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: AndyBrown

700s, still looking good!

Andy



Date: 01/17/22 10:38
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: exhaustED

Great set of shots! Tier 4 ACe very nice in particular!



Date: 01/17/22 12:25
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: tehachcond

   Great set of shots.  From your shooting location, I'm assuming that the crossing is open again, and that  the rent-a-cops are gone?

Brian Black
Castle Rock, CO



Date: 01/17/22 12:55
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: TheNavigator

Time well spent!  Been hoping there would be another snow event by now, but it hasn't happened yet.
GK



Date: 01/17/22 13:08
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: bobk

Great series!



Date: 01/17/22 14:31
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: CNW8531

That's a lot of action in a short amount of time.  The snow covered mountains really put the frosting on the cake!



Date: 01/17/22 14:37
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: atsf121

Fantastic series, love seeing the mountains behind Cajon with snow on them.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 01/17/22 17:02
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: oyw

tehachcond Wrote:
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>    Great set of shots.  From your shooting
> location, I'm assuming that the crossing is open
> again, and that  the rent-a-cops are gone?
>
> Brian Black
> Castle Rock, CO

Correct, the crossing is open and the security office is boarded up.



Date: 01/17/22 19:25
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: SPgoletablock

Good work, keep going back to the 4th shot.



Date: 01/18/22 05:49
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: texchief1

Very nice shots!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 01/19/22 10:56
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: PasadenaSub

Great set of pics as usual, Bob.

Rich



Date: 01/20/22 09:34
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: jmbreitigan

Those snow capped mountains make for a wonderful background in your photos. Kudos on your IOTD 
John



Date: 01/20/22 13:34
Re: 45 minutes worth at Summit
Author: srman

That is a beautiful image and I'm so glad that you could still catch a warbonnet no matter how worn it is. I live in the east and I'll never forget my first time visting that area in June 1995 standing pretty at the same spot. Congradulations having IOTD!  




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