The mergers are in the rear view mirror as we look at the Southern California area in 1999, but there are still a lot of pre-merger paint schemes as BN green, Santa Fe warbonnets and the Bloody nose of Southern Pacific engines share the tracks with successors BNSF and Union Pacific.
Locations include Cajon Siding, Summit, Blue Cut, the Palmdale Cutoff, Canyon, Swartout Canyon, Dike-Devore and more in the scenic Cajon Pass area.
See the latest power pulling manifests, stack trains, pig trains, auto racks and extras. Great trains and great scenery!
Midwest Video Productions was most active in the mid-to-late 1990s when mergers were happening and flags were falling at a fast clip. This video was shot using professional equipment of the time, but is not up to the clarity of today's high-definition video. It is however an excellent snapshot of an important time in the nation's railroad history.