Cajon 2000 and beyond
|In May of 2000, I
returned to Cajon Pass for the first photo expedition in almost 25
years. I was hosted by Don Winslow whose knowledge of the modern
Cajon pass and its photo locations is unrivaled. The frosting on
the cake was most of one day with Al Bowen, the "mayor" of
Cajon, so named for his knowledge of the pass and his willingness to
share that knowledge with others. Since then, I have made several
See The Flyover at Frost for pictures of one of Santa Fe's interesting and unusual Southern California locations.
For a look back at Cajon as it was, see Cajon in the 70's.
|The reign of the Warbonnets in ATSF freight service was all too short. The surrounding pictures capture some survivors in the Fall of 2000 and Spring 2001|
|Some UP action|
|A very "un-Cajon" morning on Cajon summit.|
(Bowen, Winslow, etc.) call this area from where this photo and the
others below were taken, the "gardens". That name is not
in the official guide, but it seems to fit in a desert sort of way.
|Sullivan's Curve||The photo below almost didn't happen. An un-named host on this trip just couldn't believe his friend with a scanner who heard this Z get authority for the wrong track. In the face of scorn and doubt, the faithful photographer hung in to capture this very late afternoon picture.|
|Regular viewers of this page know that I have a real fondness for SP units.|
Want to view some great pictures of Southern California? Check out Don Winslow's Railroad Photography