However, the entire area including Cajon Pass and Cajon Summit is pass the 6 pdf collectively called Cajon Pass. Sometimes the entire area is called Cajon Pass, but a distinction is made between Cajon Pass and Cajon Summit in detail.
Located at the Highway 138 and Interstate 15 junction, the Mormon Rocks are visual evidence of the San Andreas fault lying beneath the California surface. English on a 1852 map. The Cajon Pass area is known for high wind, turbulence and fog. The wind in this area is predominantly out of the west, although in Santa Ana and other weather conditions it may be out of the north or the southeast. Air spilling over the San Gabriels can cause fairly violent up- and downdrafts.
Union Pacific steam excursion train at Cajon Pass, November 2011. Cajon Pass as a route through the mountains. Los Angeles and San Bernardino. Cajon Pass appear in books and magazines about trains.
The Union Pacific Railroad operates and owns one track through the pass, on the previous Southern Pacific Railroad Palmdale cutoff, opened in 1967. The BNSF Railway had two tracks and began to operate a third main track in the summer of 2008. I-15, roughly followed this route. It ran through two short tunnels, but both were removed when the third main track was added next to the 1913 line. The third track enables a capacity of 150 trains per day on the BNSF lines. Santa Fe intermodal train lost control and crashed into the rear of a westbound Southern Pacific coal train just below California Highway 138, between Alray and Cajon. On February 2, 1996, two brakemen were killed when a BNSF chemical train derailed and caught fire at Cajon Pass.
Chicago and Los Angeles, through Cajon Pass on the BNSF line. 1969 over the Cajon Summit west of the Cajon Pass. It is a major route from Los Angeles and the Inland Empire to Las Vegas. This stretch, now known as Cajon Boulevard, is a short, well-preserved fragment dating to a rerouting and widening of the highway in the early 1950s. It is along this stretch of road, accessible via either the Kenwood Drive or Cleghorn Road exits that some of the best aforementioned trainspotting areas may be found. Oak Hills exit at the summit of the pass, was a historic Route 66 diner and was in the same location from 1952 to 2016, when it was destroyed by the Blue Cut fire.