Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
Cabazon, CA 92230 (population, 2535 (2010)) Mini Guide
GPS: N 33.91611, W 116.78301 Google map
Scanner: UP 161.550
Railroads: Union Pacific Los Angeles Division, Yuma Sub
FRA Info: Crossing Inventory Report for UPRR, Broadway St, PDF
Description: 120 miles from San Diego, CA in the desert. Cabazon is the gateway to railroad's Beaumont Hill on UP's
famed Sunset Route main line across California. Often bypassed by rail enthusiasts on the way to more "exciting"
mountain crossings such as Cajon or Tehachapi, the railroad from Thousand Palms on the east to Loma Linda on the
west can be not only fun, but easy to get to, explore, and photograph.
Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 32
Photo Opportunities: all along Railroad Ave. N 33.91811, W 116.77327
Gregariousness quotient: Low
Breakfast: Ruby's Diner, 49000 Seminole Dr, N 33.92258, W 116.80627
Fast Food: Burger King, 50900 Seminole Dr. N 33.91950, W 116.77318
Pub and Grub: The Station Tap House Bar and Grill, 41 W Ramsey St, Banning, CA, N 33.92545, W 116.87718
2 miles west,
Lodging: Quality Inn, 1690 W Ramsey St, Banning, CA N 33.92501, W 116.89540
TRAINS Article: TRAINS Hot spot Jan. 2018 issue
Visitor's Center: Banning, CA Chamber of Commerce
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