Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
California (Cajon Pass)
May 15, 1988

Here, just west of Summit, one gets an actual idea of the challenge faced in building over Cajon Pass. The two tracks will soon separate, with the original line boasting a 3% descending grade, while the newer 1913 line holds the gradient to 2.2%.

This page posted 1/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.