An Official Poster Board
Part “C” (of A-C)
The EAST servicing area’s tracks are shown, so apparently they will be used after construction of this extension is finished.
The northernmost track of the two new tracks, by the depot, under that to-be overhead bridge walkway, seems incredibly unsafe. On the north side of the platform will be BNSF Main 3, on the south side the new, to be highly used Metrolink track. Passengers boarding or alighting with a freight train whizzing by ten to fifteen feet away just doesn’t sound right. But how else can one interpret the diagram?
It appears CP VERNON will be radically altered and different, with NO slit switch, and Amtrak Nos. 3 and 4, plus any BNSF trains, will be UNABLE to use the short way.
Three tracks start to head south on the short way route, one ends, and another turns into the center, remaining track.
In comparing the above photos, especially the last several ones, it appears the present San Bernardino stop boarding and alighting area will be downgraded, as any train thereon will not have direct access to the San Bernardino Line to Los Angeles
Also, there is something on the short way (that north-south track just under mention) that looks (“looks”) super radically different from when K.P. was a kid many decades ago, or even from last year, but it looks similar, but he will reserve further comment on it until he is able to field check it in depth. In hindsight, though, it is a wonder he didn’t slam on his brakes in traffic when it was first seen. It is that radical! But, were his eyes playing tricks on him? K.P. doesn't think so, nevertheless will check the matter out another time.
This will end the series.