RailPictures.Net Photo: ATSF 5153 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD SD40-2 at Caliente, California by Steve Schmollinger
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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) (more..)
EMD SD40-2 (more..)
Tehachapi Pass - Tunnel 1 (more..)
Caliente, California, USA (more..)
August, 1990
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ATSF 5153 (more..)
Steve Schmollinger (more..)
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With three big UP Dash 8s assisting, Santa Fe 5153 West roars down the steep grade between tunnels 2 and 1 on Tehachapi Pass. The long manifest is about to pierce the latter, and start its curving descent into Caliente. When it built its line over these ultra-rugged mountains, SP could easily have bypassed this broken landscape by starting its climb closer to Bakersfield instead of building on top of dangerous Caliente Creek.
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