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Southern Pacific Railroad train NOOAT at Canyon siding in Cajon Pass

Southern Pacific Railroad train NOOAT at Canyon siding in Cajon Pass

The Santa Fe line over Cajon Pass became double track in 1913. The SP line remains single track. The first siding down the hill from Hiland is Canyon. Train NOOAT is at the west end of Canyon siding on May 30, 1987. The train has engines 8531, 8557, 7476, 7530, 7544 on the point. The bridge on the left crosses over the Santa Fe north track (formerly the eastward main). If you look just to the left of the number boards you can see the next bridge that goes over the south track.

Picture of Southern Pacific Railroad train NOOAT at Canyon siding in Cajon Pass

The SP then bridges over Highway 138 and squeezes between the Mormon Rocks. A railfan that was into selling slides let me stand in the bed of his pickup truck to get these pictures. While I took one picture as the train got to this point, he fired off 20 shoots in rapid succession. However, since he had to reload film I was able to get the going away picture.

Southern Pacific Railroad train NOOAT at Canyon siding in Cajon Pass Picture of Southern Pacific Railroad manned helper on train NOOAT at Canyon siding in Cajon Pass

This is a heavy train and cut in as helpers are engines 9265, 9017, 8556, and 9400.

Southern Pacific Railroad manned helper on train NOOAT at Canyon siding in Cajon Pass Southern Pacific Railroad caboose on train NOOAT at Canyon siding in Cajon Pass

This was the only SP caboose repainted in the SFSP merger colors. Four Santa Fe cabooses were repainted in the SFSP merger scheme. Disk 51