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CAJON PASS - MAGNET for RAILFANS
CAJON PASS - MAGNET for RAILFANS
A brief vist one afternoon a couple years ago and a few additional trips since along I-15 convinced me I needed to spend more time photographing trains using the famous Cajon Pass. I spent a recent weekend doing just that. It is easy to see the attraction for railfans. Mainline tracks of both major western railroads traveling in close proximity to each other, impressive scenery, and long trains traversing sweeping curves set the stage. The sparsity of tall trees makes it easy to take it all in and photograph. The Pass is conveniently near the urban populations of southern Californa which provide an eager audience. On my visit two years ago, I had chosen to spend most of my limited time finding the top of the Pass. On this visit I chose to direct my energies toward areas below the Pass. Several prime locations for photographing trains require using rough, dirt roads; something I did not want to do with a Ford Fusion. So I chose to restrict myself to locations accessible from paved roads along Old Route 66.
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Climbing Cajon Pass
Climbing Cajon Pass 
 
This train is passing eastbound through the area known as Blue Cut. It was photographed at the beginning of my weekend visit to Cajon Pass.