The Colton Crossing is an "at grade" Railway Crossing situated in Colton, California, directly south of the Interstate 10 freeway. First built in 1883, it was the site of one of the most intense Frog wars in railroad construction history leading to a personal confrontation between famed lawman Virgil Earp and California Governor Robert Waterman. The crossing is the intersection of the tracks of the BNSF and Union Pacific (UP) railroads. Union Pacific track runs east-west at the crossing while the BNSF track runs north-south. The Metrolink trains and Amtrak's Southwest Chief also use the BNSF track through the crossing while Amtrak's Sunset Limited uses the UP tracks. The Union Pacific track comes from the east through the Coachella Valley and into the yard in West Colton. The BNSF track from the south continues through the yard in San Bernardino and up Cajon Pass.
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... UP tracks enter the valley from the south alongside the BNSF tracks in Colton/Grand Terrace ... They then continue north until the Colton Crossing, where they then turn east ... The BNSF track enters the valley from the south by Colton/Grand Terrace as well, but continues north at the Colton Crossing ...
... Colton Crossing is the location where the two main rail routes serving Southern California cross at-grade in the City of Colton ... or entering Southern California use this at-grade rail crossing, which is a significant cause of congestion on the main lines of the UP and the BNSF according to the railroads ... separate the BNSF and UP main line tracks at Colton Crossing ...
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