The DPU of a Northbound intermodal is greeted by a blast of sunlight through the clouds. To the South/East are storm cells emerging in the skies and rain falling a little further uphill towards Te... (more)
Looking down on the hills, the huge West Colton to Roseville California manifest glides down the 2% grade of Tehachapi threading through tunnels 1 and 2. The early morning light facing straight Ea... (more)
Since everyone is posting photos of 1943 on the East side I wanted to share my photo of a 20 car special on Tehachapi Pass. Here is when we first caught it entering Tunnel 2 between Caliente and B... (more)
A twelve-car northbound Coast Starlight on detour through Tehachapi Pass rounds a curve after exiting Tunnel 2, showing the full length of the train. Private car Tioga Pass is bringing up the rear... (more)
Amtrak in Tehachapi. Due to MOW on the Coast Line, Amtrak's Coast Starlight took one of its rare detours through the scenic Tehachapi Pass, seen here winding through the curves near Calient... (more)
Due to track maintenance near Mojave, almost all of the traffic on Friday was heading south… except for one. Here, UP’s West Colton to Roseville manifest meets a southbound BNSF stack train at Cal... (more)
In the mid afternoon sunlight, the roar of EMD and GE locomotives can be heard across the mountains as UP 8729 leads a solid boxcar train around the horseshoe curve in Caliente, CA on April 13th, ... (more)
This SP freight has left Caliente behind and is climbing towards Tunnel 1 on Tehachapi Pass.
In Tehachapi Pass on a very hot day, long train of BNSF railway going down the horseshoe curve of Caliente, CA. They can be observed both ends of the train.
On a beautiful afternoon in March 1992, a Santa Fe 971 train roars eastward through the Caliente Creek Narrows between Ilmon and Caliente. During the 90s, Santa Fe ran several very long pig trains... (more)
Early in the morning on the first day of summer in 1973, SP 7907 West flashes part as it glides downhill through the 10-degree curve at Caliente. In the distance and up the burned-off slopes above... (more)
The eastbound BNSF “wine train” storms up the western grade in the Tehachapi Mountains as exits Tunnel 1 between Caliente and Bealville, California, on February 27, 2016.
A westbound Union Pacific manifest drops down into Caliente. Watch out for rattlers!
An eastbound BNSF intermodal train with 4 of General Electric's finest FDL16 powered locomotives making their presence felt on this hot summer's day.
Working upgrade out of Caliente and through Tunnel 1, BNSF 4258 and another clean leader on the point lug an eastbound Willow Springs-bound Z train toward Tunnel 2.