Herb Iske

Westbound Chief through Verdemont

The tardy westbound #3 Southwest Chief, led by Amtrak F40PH #230, drifts downgrade through Verdemont in Cajon Pass on May 14, 1988. This is the final day this subdivision would be known as the 1st Sub. The following day this subdivision would become known as the Cajon Sub.

Westbound Chief through Verdemont
Herb Iske, Apr 25, 2007
    • BoxcabE50

      Oops? Why tardy? Derailment somewhere?


      Boxcab E50
    • Herb Iske
      I don't recall any specific details as to why #3 was late. By the time it got this far west though, it could be just a matter of physical plant capacity issues extending clear back to Chicago. When on schedule, #3 usually went through the Pass in darkness.
    • HemiAdda2d
      Nice catch! Amazing how those F40's are now vintage power....
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