Run8 Train Simulator BNSF Cajon Sub - San Bernardino and West Colton

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Run8 BNSF Cajon Sub - BNSF San Bernardino & UP West Colton Yards

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A HOT WESTBOUND SANTA FE TOFC TRAIN MAKING ITS WAY TOWARDS SAN BERNARDINO WHILE A SOUTHERN PACIFIC AUTO TRAIN FOLLOWS UP ABOVE ON THE BNSF CAJON SUB
A HOT WESTBOUND SANTA FE TOFC TRAIN MAKING ITS WAY TOWARDS SAN BERNARDINO WHILE A SOUTHERN PACIFIC AUTO TRAIN FOLLOWS UP ABOVE ON THE BNSF CAJON SUB

Run8 BNSF Cajon Sub - BNSF San Bernardino & UP West Colton Yards

Route Features

Run8's BNSF Cajon Sub route is roughly 120 miles long and is dated back before the line was triple tracked in 2010. The route features working defect detectors and the many large industries located a long the route such as the cement plants at Oro Grande and Victorville. The industrial area near Hesperia and Thorn, and of course the Cargil grain transfer facility at Verdemont.

There is also the huge intermodal yard and auto transfer facility at San Bernardino A Yard and B Yard. And don't forget we also included a working classification hump yard at West Colton and the GATX tank car service facility located just east of the yard.

MEET AT ORO GRANDE ON THE BNSF CAJON SUB
A BNSF MEET BETWEEN A LOCAL AND A COAL TRAIN AT ORO GRANDE

 

BNSF CAJON SUB AND UP WEST COLTON DS SCREEN
THE RUN8 DISPATCHER SCREEN FOR OPERATIONS ON THE BNSF CAJON SUB AND UP WEST COLTON YARD - BNSF DS14 - UP DS254

 

LOCAL WORKING MONOLITH NEAR TEHACHAPI
A WB BNSF Z TRAIN PASSES THE CARGIL FACILITY AT VERDEMONT

Route History

The Santa Fe Railway was the first railroad to use Cajon Pass as it's entry point into the Los Angeles area. The railway completed its second line, the eastward track, which has a ruling grade of 3% back in 1913.

Things on the hill have pretty much remained unchanged untill the 1970s at which time with the advent of longer freight cars like the 89-foot piggy back and 89-foot autorack cars Santa Fe had to make a major line change up at Summit to accommodate the longer freight cars. So the mainline was lowered about 50 feet, a sharp 10 degree curve was eliminated, and the old track alignment was straightened out.

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BNSF INTERMODAL YARD AT SAN BERNARDINO
A TRACK INSPECTOR PASSES BY A LOCAL AT THE BNSF INTERMODAL YARD IN SAN BERNARDINO

 

NIGHT OPERATIONS AT SAN BERNARDINO INTERMODAL YARD
NIGHT OPERATIONS AT BNSF SAN BERNARDINO INTERMODAL YARD

BNSF B YARD IN SAN BERNARDINO
BNSF AUTO TRANSFER FACILITY AT SAN BERNARDINO B YARD

BNSF Trains

BARSTOW

B BAGSBD

B NBYSBD

B PHXSBD

G JOEWAT

G PLXWAT

L CAL0102

M BARLAC

M BARSBD

M BARSD

 

M BARWCL

Q CHISBD

V BIRSBD

V RICSDG

 

SAN BERNARDINO

M SDGBAR

Q LHABAR

Q SBDABQ

UP Trains

JEWEL

KG3LB

 

YERMO

MSCWC

MYRWC

 

 

WEST COLTON

KLBG2

MWCRV

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SP-UP LOCOMOTIVE SERVICE FACILIRIES AND TRIM TOWER AT WEST COLTON
THE LOCOMOTIVE SERVICE FACILITIES AND TRIM TOWER AT WEST COLTON

 

 

Route History cont.

Southern Pacific came onto the scene in 1966 with the construction of the "Palmdale Cutoff" which gave that railroad a less congested route into West Colton and the greater Los Angeles basin from northern California. It was also around this time that the West Colton Classification Yard was built and it is now one of the biggest on the west coast.

UP WEST COLTON HUMP TOWER AND ADMIN BUILDING
UP WEST COLTON HUMP TOWER AND ADMIN BUILDING

 

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