A northbound BNSF loaded grain train works around the horseshoe curve at Caliente, CA on its trek through the Tehachapi Mountains. The train was operating nine engines total; four on the head end,... (more)
Heading up Tehachapi Pass near Caliente in May of 1994.
A four pack of Warbonnet locomotives lead an eastbound Santa Fe intermodal train down grade.
We're in the peak of the short spring season in the Tehachapi Mountains as MWCRV drifts downgrade out of Tunnel 2 on its way toward Bakersfield.
Curving to the north once more after traveling south upon exciting Tunnel 2, the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit circus train eases downgrade and into the town of Caliente on a hot sum... (more)
On February 27, 2016, a southbound Union Pacific vehicle train curves out of Tunnel 1 above Caliente, California, while climbing the grades of a spring-green Tehachapi Pass.
With spring green on the hills, a trio of brand-new Tier 4 units lead a Roseville-West Colton manifest around the horseshoe curve at Caliente.
A trio of UP ES44ACs bring a northbound Z train into Caliente on the Mojave Sub.
BNSF ES44C4 4231 and CREX ES44AC 1209 idle on the tailend of BNSF's H MODBAR waiting for a northbound to show up before assisting the train over Tehachapi Pass.
UP ES44AC 5481 brings up the rear of a long Roseville, CA bound manifest which has just reached the bottom of Tehachapi Pass.
A nice looking BNSF Tier 3 credit unit and a CREX leaser bring up the rear of the MODBAR, slowing for a meet up ahead at Caliente.
BNSF C44-9W 4188 leads a heavy, loaded crude oil train north on track 2 at Caliente passing a stopped southbound.
BNSF's Stockton-Barstow manifest begins the climb out of Caliente, observing trackage rights over UP's Mojave Sub. The train can be seen in the background winding around a sharp horseshoe curve.
A clean UP SD70ACe has the point of a southbound UP vehicle train, just about to begin the climb over Tehachapi Pass.
Both ends of the intermodal are seen here as they head northward....(altho' I still find myself thinking "west")