A BNSF Railway manifest rolls through Bena, passing the iconic Southern Pacific searchlight signals at Sandcut on its way to northern California from the Midwest.
Late afternoon in Ilmon, near Bakersfield, with a southeastbound BNSF intermodal train by Tehachapi Pass.
Eastbound BNSF container train at Bena, California with C44-9W 4962, 5373,4786 and C40-8W 901. Note the end of the train coming down Sand Patch.
BNSF C44-9W 4794 with two ex/BN SD40-2s at Bena, California.
BNSF Stack train makes good time between Ilmon and Bena after rolling out of the Tehachapi mountains.
Eastbound BNSF double stack at Sandcut near Bena, California, September 22, 2011.
Eastbound SP "Monolith Local" leaning into the super elevated curve near Sandcut
An eastbound SP manifest cuts in a mid-train helper at Bena. In a moment the man on the ground will raise his hands to indicate to the engineer that he's approaching a "hook."
At dusk, a heritage I GE awaits a train at Bena
A hot Z9 passes through the area between Bena and Illmon as it heads North towards Bakersfield.
Racing along Bena Road, UP 2539 South is the first in a small fleet of Southbound trains that will be heading up the hill on a warm fall day in the Tehachapi Mountains.
A Coaster F40PH-3C hitches a ride on this BNSF manifest heading to the West Coast.
BNSF 7984 leads a doublestack past milepost 329 on the Mojave Sub.
Stopped by the high and wide detector, the DPUs of a southbound BNSF manifest wait at Monolith while their train is inspected under the cool, brisk night sky.