Bill Compton picked me up at 6:00 AM and we headed out for Cadiz. Cajon Pass was busy with trains but we drove straight to Barstow where we gassed up then headed east towards Cadiz. At Ash Hill we found an eastbound BNSF freight. We set up at East Siberia to photograph him.
The BNSF 4009 East at Siberia. From here we went east to Cadiz to the grade crossing at East Cadiz.
BNSF 7327 East at East Cadiz.
BNSF 7685 West at East Cadiz.
BNSF 7410 West at East Cadiz.
BNSF 7561 East at East Cadiz.
BNSF 6662 West at East Cadiz.
BNSF 4603 East at East Cadiz. I have been in contact with my good friend Randy Jackson who was aboard the train was aboard keeping us advised of the location of the Santa Fe 3751 train. From East Cadiz we drove southeast down Cadiz Road down to just south of Milepost 186 and here we would get our first pictures of the Santa Fe 3751 of the day on the Arizona and California Railroad. A truck came by and told us "1:45 PM in Cadiz". With plenty of time we read the LA Times and did Sudoku Puzzles and took the odd pictures while we waited.
An Alluvial Fan on Cadiz Mountain.
The wooden trestle at MP 185.9.
The photo location. About 1:30 PM we first had cars coming down Cadiz Road and then finally we saw the Santa Fe 3751 coming our way.
Santa Fe 3751 just east of Milepost 186 of the Arizona and California Railroad.
The Cab of the Santa Fe 3751.
Amtrak Heritage Unit 66.
Randy Jackson aboard the Santa Fe 3751 train.
The Silver Solarium bringing up the rear of the Santa Fe 3751 train. With that it was time to move.
A pacing shot of Santa Fe 3751. We set up at the grade crossing on Cadiz Road and waited.
Santa Fe 3751 at the grade crossing at Cadiz Road. From here we drove to the Ludlow Hill just west of Ludlow and set up for our next pictures of the Santa Fe 3751. It did not take long for the BNSF freights to begin to start running below our photo location.
BNSF 7527 East at Ludlow.
BNSF 7563 East at Ludlow.
The most interesting freight train was the BNSF 4438 East with a pair of Canadian National SD70m-2 8890 and 8965 in the motive power consist at Ludlow.
BNSF 6809 East at Ludlow. Now we would wait the Santa Fe 3751 and train to go through Ludlow.