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!
The two dominating railroads of the Tehachapi Pass meet at Caliente as UP 7378 approaches Illmon and eventually Bakersfield. In the background, a BNSF stack train waits for a signal to head up the... (more)
A pair of UP ACes lead a long intermodal east.
A trio of SD70Ms guide an intermodal train through the curves above tunnel 2.
Climbing Tehachapi Pass and exiting Tunnel 1 above Caliente, California, is a southbound Union Pacific manifest freight led by new GE ET44AC No. 2576 on February 27, 2016.
Dropping downgrade into Caliente, BNSF 5489 and two fellow GE's bring their 5,960-foot-long vehicle train across the Tehachapi Creek that continues to have water flowing through it after the excee... (more)
A BNSF military train rounds the horseshoe curve at Caliente with the Cut in DPs in view.