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.
With a freshly washed C4 on the point and a relatively new one riding second, a westbound Z train drops downgrade into Caliente as an eastbound manifest waits in town to meet it. Following the Z's... (more)
Roadrailers sprint upgrade into Caliente, California. Roadrailers were Semi trailers with railroad trucks and rode directly on the rail. This operation was short lived on Tehachapi.
Spring wildflowers are blooming on Tehachapi as a 55-car westbound Santa Fe freight drops into Caliente, California.
Easing downgrade into Caliente, BNSF 4200 north with a loaded grain train in tow leads a morning pack of trains down the mountain.
BNSF 5389 in H3 paint leads a southbound Z train with a block of refers on the head end, as it passes through Caliente.
A duo of new Tier IV Gevos head-up a southbound Union Pacific manifest on the 2.1% grade at Tunnel One. The heavy manifest had a total 6 (3x3) big AC motors for the climb up the Tehachapi Mountai... (more)
Warbonnets look right at home on Tehachapi, even with BNSF lettering!