Enjoying Southern Calf Hot Spots

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Enjoying Southern Calf Hot Spots
Posted by B&Arails on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 10:23 AM

Three of us next month are going to Cajon, Tehachapi, Bakersfield, Barstow, and Fullerton.  Any advice on how to enjoy the locations?

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Posted by FeatherbedRailroad on Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:24 PM

Bring lots of extra batteries for your digital cameras! You'll be there at a good time of year weather-wise and there is plenty to see. All those areas are a bit rural but a GPS would be a good friend as well, along with a radio where you can pick-up the railroad chatter.

I'm jealous, when I lived in LowCal I used to do those runs all the time. Good places. 

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Posted by MP57313 on Saturday, May 16, 2009 12:38 AM

There is a regular group of fans that hang out at Fullerton station - there is a cafe' there.  Freight traffic volume is noticeably down on the BNSF Transcon.

It will probably be warm/hot at the locations you are going, so be prepared for heat...

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