GP50 3850 and GP39-2 3676 were taken off a westbound to rescue a stalled eastbound at Bealville. Here the cavalcade emerges from Tunnel 5 into the rapidly fading evening light.
A smoky exit from Tunnel 5 past the west end of Cliff siding. Trailing units are SD40T-2 8570, SD45T-2 9270 and SD40-2M 8585
Santa Fe Dash 8-40BW 553 heads out of Tunnel 5 on Tehachapi Pass, past the west end of Cliff siding. Trailing units are SD45-2 5828 and SD40-2s 5139, 5207, 5116.
Exiting the west portal of Tunnel 5, Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight snakes downgrade from Cliff toward Bealville as a Union Pacific signal maintainer pauses from opening the gate to the privat... (more)
Rounding the horseshoe curve at the northern end of the Cliff siding, Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, prepares to enter Tunnel 5 during its decent of Tehachapi Pass. To the left and off... (more)
Every one of the nine EMDs on this eastbound SP coal drag--including the four here on the rear--are screaming in notch 8 to lift 10,000 tons up the steep grade at the east end of Cliff. The coal i... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
An eastbound Santa Fe manifest, led by a GP30 and a half-dozen GP35’s, passes two Southern Pacific SD9’s on a work train at Cliff. Caliente is visible over the cab of the lead unit. All of the GP3... (more)
Viewed from the hillside above Tunnel 3, a westbound Santa Fe train approaches Tunnel 5 as it rolls along the high shelf at Cliff.
A westbound Santa Fe train holds at Cliff to meet an eastbound Southern Pacific train. While the Santa Fe trains climbed the grade without much visual fanfare, the SP locos were often smoke-belchi... (more)
Another Crummy Shot From Tehachapi
Or, more correctly, another waycar shot from Tehachapi. After shooting an e... (more)
Amercian Freedom Train with SP 4449 and three Cotton Belt SD40-2T tunnel motors climb the Techachapi grade at Cliff, Calif. on an overcast Dec. 22, 1975 en route to display at Long Beach.
A Barstow to Richmond manifest passes through one of the lesser photographed areas of Tehachapi Pass at Cliff.
UP symbol ILBSE passes through Cliff as it heads north over Tehachapi Pass.