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Date: 07/08/24 21:57
Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: Mr-Beechcroft

Three trains and only two tracks back in September of 1983.

Adam




Date: 07/08/24 22:12
Re: Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: Evan_Werkema

Nice!  Looks like Ga-102 class gondolas loaded with limestone on the closest train.



Date: 07/09/24 04:23
Re: Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: texchief1

That is a fabulous image!

texchief1



Date: 07/09/24 05:03
Re: Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: 3rdswitch

Excellent catch.
JB



Date: 07/09/24 07:40
Re: Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: hotrail

I imagine someone in operations was not too happy about that piggyback train being stuck back there.  

Is the track still configured with "grade" signals (or the "G" plate on the signal or something) that allows the following train to pass a red on the intermediate signal?  That pig train on the north main is sure right up on the markers of the preceding train. 



Date: 07/09/24 10:14
Re: Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: callum_out

Back in those days it was normal for one train to push another in case of a stall, now you need a
management committee to even consider such a thing.

Out 



Date: 07/09/24 14:36
Re: Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: Chico56

Very cool image Adam, thank you!!
Bryan



Date: 07/09/24 16:52
Re: Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: GreenFlag

Nice one, even got the caboose in there from the following intermodal train.



Date: 07/09/24 17:12
Re: Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: ProAmtrak

Nice pic, logjams at Cajon was rare back then right? I do remember when traffic really picked up with BNSF things were crazy!



Date: 07/14/24 14:29
Re: Traffic jams on Cajon
Author: jtwlunch

The fun question is the trailing intermodal train are the cars ten packs or are they the converted flatcars to haul trailers (referred to as the lead sleds for tonnage purposes and train braking tons per operative brake calculations.  Any conclusions?



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