BIG CHANGE IN CAJON PASS

THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD EXERCISED THEIR RIGHT TO A ROUTE THROUGH THE CAJON PASS BY CONSTRUCTING A NEW LINE FROM COLTON TO PALMDALE. THE NEW LINE SAW ITS FIRST REVENUE FREIGHT TRAIN IN 1967. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, I MADE TRIPS TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE TO PHOTOGRAPH THE RARE EVENT OF CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW RAILROAD LINE. THE PHOTOGRAPHS PRESENTED HERE ARE THE FRUIT OF THOSE LONG AGO EXCURSIONS. THIS IS NOT THE LAST OF THE CHANGES AT CAJON PASS AS YOU WILL SEE IN A FUTURE POST. BY GOLLY, I REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME IN 1967!

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 87 years old and married for 65 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoyed my life and I am trying to look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity.
This entry was posted in DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES, HISTORICAL PICTURES, HOW THIS & THAT IS DONE, RAILROAD HISTORY IN PICTURES, RAILROAD STRUCTURES, STANDARD GAUGE RAILROADS, THE WAY IT WAS and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to BIG CHANGE IN CAJON PASS

  1. jintywp says:

    We are about to start building the Old Summit section of our N gauge model of Cajon Pass, inthe UK.These photos will be most useful to us, so thanks for posting them.

  2. jintywp says:

    We are just about to start modelling the Old Summit at Cajon Pass on our Ngauge layout, being built in the UK. These photos will be very useful, so thank you for posting them.

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