RR Trestle Burned by Blue Cut Fire Undergoing Rapid Repairs

When the Blue Cut Fire burned its way through Cajon Junction north of San Bernardino two days ago it destroyed a railroad trestle on one of Union Pacific’s main lines, bringing rail traffic to a screeching halt, and subjecting UP trains to long delays and bypasses.

Photo by: Dan Thompson | Union Pacific Railroad
Photo by: Dan Thompson | Union Pacific Railroad
Photo by: Dan Thompson | Union Pacific Railroad
Photo by: Dan Thompson | Union Pacific Railroad

And that has a significant impact on commerce thats felt in California and the rest of the country. So UP crews are fast at work repairing the trestle as soon as possible to get trains and the goods they carry moving again.

Shawn Boyd shows us the work in progress in this brief video.

 

 

Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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