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By:Clark Gillis
Dates:7/11/2015 - 7/11/2015
Album Info:A lot has changed in 35 plus years! Standardization of motive power was not the rule yet, so a lot of interesting variety. The Union Pacific double engine units were always a fan favorite and trains still had cabooses!
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6924 leading eastbound piggyback Train
Title:  6924 leading eastbound piggyback Train
Description:  Centennial 6924 and sister paired up climbing between Blue Cut and Cajon. 6924 does not appear to have roof mounted siren mounted at the time of this photo. it was one of 2 Centennials these were tested on.
Photo Date:  5/21/1978  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:19:52 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6924(DDA40X)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
Eastbound UP at new bridge.
Title:  Eastbound UP at new bridge.
Description:  2 fast forties (high gearing SD-40-2) and a Centennial crossing new bridge on there way up to Sullivan's Curve. Old bridge abutments are visable to the left of train.
Photo Date:  6/25/1978  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:41:08 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6942(DDA40X)
Views:  330   Comments: 0
UP 71 Eastbound at Summit
Title:  UP 71 Eastbound at Summit
Description:  interesting mix of power, DD-35a, 2 cabless GP-30s, SD-45 and 2 SD-40-2s
Photo Date:  10/13/1978  Upload Date: 10/31/2015 12:16:19 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 71(DD35A)
Views:  202   Comments: 1
UP 45 with westbound coal train
Title:  UP 45 with westbound coal train
Description:  Coal train preparing to decend Cajon with 3 SD-45s
Photo Date:  10/14/1978  Upload Date: 11/13/2015 10:23:28 AM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 45(SD45)
Views:  389   Comments: 0
UP 81 at Summit
Title:  UP 81 at Summit
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/14/1978  Upload Date: 10/31/2015 12:05:16 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 81(DD35A)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
UP 8044 Eastbound at Cajon Junction
Title:  UP 8044 Eastbound at Cajon Junction
Description:  This eastbound has 2 othe SD-40-2s, a Centennial, cabless GP-9 and Sd-24. The last 2 units were probably the Los Angeles hump power being sent east for work.
Photo Date:  10/14/1978  Upload Date: 10/31/2015 12:06:56 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 8044(SD40-2)
Views:  199   Comments: 0
UP 42 Westbound passing Sante Fe freight at Cajon Junction
Title:  UP 42 Westbound passing Sante Fe freight at Cajon Junction
Description:  taken from cab of Sante Fe freight waiting to go up steeper south track. Back then some of the crews would allow you to go in cab and chat, before the lawyers and other knuckleheads put a stop to this.
Photo Date:  10/14/1978  Upload Date: 10/31/2015 12:08:26 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  InCab,Action
Locomotives:  UP 42(SD45)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
Eastbound at Devore with 3 Cabooses
Title:  Eastbound at Devore with 3 Cabooses
Description:  not Common to have 3 cabooses, especially 2 of the newer bay window style that UP was switching over to shortly before eliminating them entirely!
Photo Date:  10/14/1978  Upload Date: 10/31/2015 12:10:05 PM
Location:  Devore, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  98   Comments: 0
UP 445 and S5 being sent east for service
Title:  UP 445 and S5 being sent east for service
Description:  Hump yard power from East yard heading over Cajon.
Photo Date:  10/14/1978  Upload Date: 11/13/2015 10:19:03 AM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  UP 445(SD24) UP S5(Yard Slug) UP 6925(DDA40X)
Views:  759   Comments: 0
UP 3639 Westbound at Cajon Campground.
Title:  UP 3639 Westbound at Cajon Campground.
Description:  Sd-45 leading DD-35 and Rio Grande SD-45 down the pass.
Photo Date:  10/14/1978  Upload Date: 10/31/2015 12:03:00 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 3639(SD45) UP 73B(DD35)
Views:  549   Comments: 0
UP 3639 Above Blue Cut
Title:  UP 3639 Above Blue Cut
Description:  Coal trains were usually pooled UP and Rio Grande SD-45s, but this one had a DD-35 and SD-40-2 plus 2 SD-452
Photo Date:  10/14/1978  Upload Date: 3/13/2016 4:40:53 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 3639(SD45) UP 73B(DD35) UP 3123(SD40-2) DRG 5356(SD45)
Views:  710   Comments: 0
3 unit helper set at Summit
Title:  3 unit helper set at Summit
Description:  3 GP-30 prepare to add dynamic braking to westbound freight.
Photo Date:  10/20/1978  Upload Date: 10/22/2015 6:39:13 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3204(GP30) ATSF 3269(GP30) ATSF 3277(GP30)
Views:  588   Comments: 0
quartet of SD-45s
Title:  quartet of SD-45s
Description:  Nicely matched set of 2 UP and 2 Rio Grande units eastbound a couple of miles west of Summit at Lugo Crossovers
Photo Date:  10/21/1978  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 11:24:33 AM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DRG 5326(SD45)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
Eastbound Sante Fe pig train
Title:  Eastbound Sante Fe pig train
Description:  Between Blue cut and Cajon Junction.
Photo Date:  10/21/1978  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 11:23:36 AM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 5675(SD45-2) ATSF 5919(F45)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
Eastbound UP with Rio Grande units and Santa Fe Cabooses at the Lugo crossovers.
Title:  Eastbound UP with Rio Grande units and Santa Fe Cabooses at the Lugo crossovers.
Description:  4 SD-45s ( 2 UP and 2 DRG) east at Lugo Crossovers. also train has 2 Santa Fe Cabooses.
Photo Date:  10/21/1978  Upload Date: 11/22/2015 11:19:27 AM
Location:  Lugo, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  113   Comments: 0
Midnight at Summit
Title:  Midnight at Summit
Description:  Helpers being cut of eatbound Sante Fe train. Note "ghost conducter" on rear platform of caboose
Photo Date:  10/21/1978  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 11:36:02 AM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  113   Comments: 0
Helper set at Cajon
Title:  Helper set at Cajon
Description:  3 unit helper set assisting eastbound piggyback train going up the North line towards sullivan's curve
Photo Date:  10/22/1978  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:18:52 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3649(GP39-2)
Views:  180   Comments: 0
2 Santa Fe freights meet at Blue Cut
Title:  2 Santa Fe freights meet at Blue Cut
Description:  Large mix of 4 and 6 axle power, even a SD-26 and large U-boat.
Photo Date:  10/22/1978  Upload Date: 10/22/2015 6:31:15 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 8762(U36C)
Views:  162   Comments: 0
UP 6932 having some mechanical issues
Title:  UP 6932 having some mechanical issues
Description:  Eatbound climbing north track just past old highway 138 grade crossing. Train has many units including some CNW power.
Photo Date:  10/22/1978  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:21:07 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6932(DDA40X)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
Westbound piggyback dropping off summit.
Title:  Westbound piggyback dropping off summit.
Description:  2 Centennials and a SD-40-2 preparing for decent down the pass
Photo Date:  10/22/1978  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:21:54 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6937(DDA40X)
Views:  319   Comments: 1
3 unit GP-30 helper set at Summit.
Title:  3 unit GP-30 helper set at Summit.
Description:  3 unit set of GP-30s in classic Santa Fe blue freight scheme
Photo Date:  10/28/1978  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:40:16 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3277(GP30)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
UP 81 at Summit
Title:  UP 81 at Summit
Description:  Westbound stopped breifly at Summit preparing to go down the pass.
Photo Date:  10/28/1978  Upload Date: 7/22/2015 12:13:53 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Roster,Night
Locomotives:  UP 81(DD35A)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
UP 80 going around Sullivans Curve
Title:  UP 80 going around Sullivans Curve
Description:  UP 80 leading eastbound around Sullivan's Curve with SP and Milwaukee road power assisting. First and Last time I used Ektachrome film.
Photo Date:  11/11/1978  Upload Date: 10/31/2015 12:13:30 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 80(DD35A) SP 9399(SD45T-2)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
Eastbound Centennials preparing to climb Cajon
Title:  Eastbound Centennials preparing to climb Cajon
Description:  Passing through the Sante Fe yard in San Bernadino with the big smokestack still visable
Photo Date:  11/11/1978  Upload Date: 10/31/2015 12:14:50 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6933(DDA40X)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Former Train order station at Hiland on at night.
Title:  Former Train order station at Hiland on at night.
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/21/1978  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:30:43 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Night,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  88   Comments: 0
handing train orders
Title:  handing train orders
Description:  SP Hiland train order station that was removed in 1980.
Photo Date:  12/23/1978  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:26:24 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Night,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  101   Comments: 0
All yellow ATSF new SD-40-2 at San Bernadino
Title:  All yellow ATSF new SD-40-2 at San Bernadino
Description:  not sure why this was delivered this way. maybe someone know why?? date approximate
Photo Date:  1/20/1979  Upload Date: 11/22/2015 11:16:08 AM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ATSF 5094(SD40-2)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
large lashup with 4 Centennials.
Title:  large lashup with 4 Centennials.
Description:  rare photo of 4 Centennials in one consist. also 3 Westen Pacific units as well. unfortunately not very good quality photo.
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:27:19 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6920(DDA40X)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
Southwest Chief approaching Summit
Title:  Southwest Chief approaching Summit
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:25:04 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 500(SDP40F)
Views:  355   Comments: 0
DD35a 80 leads eastbound freight.
Title:  DD35a 80 leads eastbound freight.
Description:  recently re-aligned north track with train approaching Sullivan's Curve. Consist featured pooled Milwaukee road and Sp units.
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:28:11 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 80(DD35A)
Views:  395   Comments: 0
DD40ax 6929 leads 3 fast forties.
Title:  DD40ax 6929 leads 3 fast forties.
Description:  Westbound up coming down 3% south track just above Cajon junction.
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:24:06 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6929(DDA40X)
Views:  302   Comments: 0
Santa Fe helpers assisting Union Pacific coal train.
Title:  Santa Fe helpers assisting Union Pacific coal train.
Description:  4 unit set of Geeps helping Union Pacific coal train down the hill at Summit.
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:29:01 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3407(GP35)
Views:  418   Comments: 1
SP 7820 leads freight into Hiland siding.
Title:  SP 7820 leads freight into Hiland siding.
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:29:51 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 7820(B30-7)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
Highland train order office
Title:  Highland train order office
Description:  Can't remember this guy's name but was very cool and let us hang out in his office (caboose)
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:31:30 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Night,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  108   Comments: 0
Santa Fe eastbound.
Title:  Santa Fe eastbound.
Description:  Not sure of exact location, but somewhere on the north track. I was 18 when I took this, so I used to climb around to get different prespectives.
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:33:24 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Scenic,Track
Locomotives:  ATSF 5904(F45) ATSF 3417(GP35)
Views:  349   Comments: 0
Overpowered short Santa Fe eastbound.
Title:  Overpowered short Santa Fe eastbound.
Description:  2 GEs and 4 EMD units power extremly short train approaching Alray tunnel. Scene no longer possible to to daylighting tunnels for triple track project
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:34:15 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  172   Comments: 0
ATSF 8054 climbing up Cajon.
Title:  ATSF 8054 climbing up Cajon.
Description:  Fireman later threw out note with his address requesting copy of photo, which I did mail to him.
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:35:01 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 8054(C30-7)
Views:  230   Comments: 1
Massive set of Santa Fe Geeps
Title:  Massive set of Santa Fe Geeps
Description:  12 Geeps, GP-30, GP-35 and GP 39 passing through Summit.
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:35:46 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3256(GP30) ATSF 3516(GP38)
Views:  345   Comments: 1
UP 8075 eastbound with 4 SP units.
Title:  UP 8075 eastbound with 4 SP units.
Description:  SD-40-2 8075 leads 3 Sp SD-45T-2 and 1 SD 45 around the big curve approaching Summit.
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:36:52 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  94   Comments: 0
UP 2481 and 3 sisters waiting to go up north track at Cajon junction
Title:  UP 2481 and 3 sisters waiting to go up north track at Cajon junction
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:37:45 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 2481(C30-7)
Views:  127   Comments: 1
Westbound coal train at Cajon Junction
Title:  Westbound coal train at Cajon Junction
Description:  3 unit set of SD-45s on joint UP/Rio Grande operation
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:39:30 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 45(SD45)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
Westbound UP with Norfolk Western pool power meet Santa Fe eastbound.
Title:  Westbound UP with Norfolk Western pool power meet Santa Fe eastbound.
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:41:55 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NW 8054(C30-7) UP 41(SD45)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
SP at Hiland station
Title:  SP at Hiland station
Description:  SD-45 8815 stopped at Hiland (Summit)
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:42:52 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  65   Comments: 0
ATSF 3235
Title:  ATSF 3235
Description:  Eastbound with GP 30 on the point coming out of Alray tunnels
Photo Date:  1/25/1979  Upload Date: 7/11/2015 1:45:00 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3235(GP30)
Views:  221   Comments: 1
Meet at the big cut at Summit
Title:  Meet at the big cut at Summit
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/11/1979  Upload Date: 2/1/2018 6:36:12 PM
Location:  Summit, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  16   Comments: 0
work train heading down the pass
Title:  work train heading down the pass
Description:  I think this was some sort of rail grinding/track inspection detail. Also had new extended width cupola caboose.
Photo Date:  4/25/1979  Upload Date: 2/1/2018 6:27:24 PM
Location:  Summit, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  29   Comments: 0
Geeps rolling in from Cajon
Title:  Geeps rolling in from Cajon
Description:  Still wearing original paint from the factory
Photo Date:  4/25/1979  Upload Date: 2/1/2018 6:28:29 PM
Location:  San Bernadino, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3383(GP35) ATSF 3231(GP30)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
Ready for crew change on a smoogy day.
Title:  Ready for crew change on a smoogy day.
Description:  front end of this unit showing some wear and tear.
Photo Date:  7/11/1979  Upload Date: 2/1/2018 6:37:08 PM
Location:  San Bernadino, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 3364(GP35)
Views:  152   Comments: 0
Colorful lashup on westbound grain train.
Title:  Colorful lashup on westbound grain train.
Description:  Westbound grain train led by Rio Grande SD-45, 2 UP sd-40-2s and SP SD-45 coming down the north track just above Cajon Junction. It was fairly common for westbound unit trains to come down the 2.2% north track rather than the 3% south track
Photo Date:  7/14/1979  Upload Date: 7/19/2015 3:18:26 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DRG 5337(SD45)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
UP 6946 with another DDA40x and Sd-40 with westbound Piggyback train.
Title:  UP 6946 with another DDA40x and Sd-40 with westbound Piggyback train.
Description:  Common power for the hotter trains was 2 Centennials and 1 SD-40-2 during this time period. This unit is now on display at The Feather River Railroad Society museum in Portola Calif.
Photo Date:  7/22/1979  Upload Date: 8/10/2015 7:11:07 PM
Location:  Cajon Pass, CA
Author:  Clark Gillis
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6946(DDA40X)
Views:  234   Comments: 0


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