BNSF Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of Railroad Service Over Cajon Pass

125th Anniversary of Cajon Pass Celebration Event Poster
Creative Commons 2010, Joe Perry/ Some rights reserved. (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Rail service through the Cajon Pass is turning 125 years old on November 9, 2010 and the BNSF Railway and the San Bernardino History & RR Museum are throwing a party to commemorate this historic occasion on Saturday, November 13, 2010, and you’re invited!

To get in the spirit of the event, I created the poster above as a salute to all of the men and women who persevered and conquered the pass by rail and to those who operate the trains and maintain the line today. I get a lot of enjoyment out of watching the trains struggle up and down the pass and try to visit it regularly.

This event should prove to be a great one because there will be locomotives on display and a bus tour of  BNSF’s San Bernardino Intermodal Facility, two things you normally don’t get to do everyday. Of course there will be the standard fair of food and music, balloons and face painting for the kids, and plenty of rail-centric information and vendors available.

I plan on attending and I encourage you to as well.  Help celebrate the past and the future of America, San Bernardino, and the BNSF railway in style.

Santa Fe’s California Limited at the summit of Cajon Pass.
Image from Bandini, Helen Elliot (1908). History of California. Project Gutenberg etext number 7778.

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Reader Comments (2)

Outstanding poster, Joe. I hope to attend. And did I mention, your poster is OUTSTANDING.

October 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Frost

Thanks Wayne! I'll look for you there. It should be fun.

October 30, 2010 | Registered CommenterJoe Perry

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