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Remarks: Located 56 miles east of Los Angeles, Colton is where the ex-Southern Pacificís Yuma Sub crosses the joint ex-Santa Fe/Union Pacific, which makes it a very busy place. In Scene One, an eastbound SP doublestack starts its run over the Yuma Sub. Scene Two illustrates the Santa Feís style of doing things as bookend GP60ís lead a pair of GP50ís westbound toward Hobart Yard in LA. Scene Three shows a light helper team returning westbound after a day shoving tonnage over Beaumont Pass. Scene Four offers a wormís eye view of UP 3985 along with the Eís headed west. Scene Five features the talents of four silver & red hot rods hustling westbound trailers. Scene Six should more than explain the crowd in Scene Five as 3985 heads east. The final scene shows an SP westbound in route to the receiving yard at West Colton.
This video take a turn back to the good old days when there was three roads that travel on each other rails and a manifest of different freight cars also the tunnel motors were also nice to see too. The old west coast service at it's best with all three rail company horses at it's hard at work great video.
Posted by Jim Munding on July 3, 2010
I used to sit there too, next to the old Colton Tower, and wait for an interesting train to head towards Cajon...then off to the car to photograph it at Blu Cut and points north....great railroading days watching the pool power on the S.P., the Super C on the Santa Fe and the 6900s on the U.P