As C&NW and SP power idles in the yard, a downhill freight passes on one of the two main line tracks.
On a crystal clear smog less Southern California day SP experimentally painted SD45 7399 rolls under the classic signal bridge approaching Mojave after surmounting the Tehachapi Mountains.
November 16, 2014- the date which will forever mark the end of an era on Tehachapi. It was on this cool, fall evening that many original, Southern Pacific searchlights saw their last sunset as Uni... (more)
An eastbound BNSF manifest freight passes under the now gone signal bridge just west of Mojave, California. This bridge was one of the last remaining SP signals on UP's Mojave Sub.
At the Mojave Airport, Progress Rail Services handles switching duties with this EMD SW9.
With its trip over Tehachapi Pass complete, BNSF 8397 works on a clear as it leads an eastbound Q train toward home rails for the fast paced run to Barstow before continuing east.
EMD power leads a northbound loaded grain train north of Mojave as climbs the east slide of Tehachapi Pass in the late afternoon.
Southbound BNSF No. 8142 with a mixed manifest gets the green to proceed to Barstow. Westbound Union Pacific No. 5937 and Union Pacific No. 5839 wait their turn to proceed to Palmdale.
Fresh painted UP 6819 at Mojave.
A Roger Puta Photograph
Dropping downgrade through Warren, UP 2600, a spotless Tier IV unit followed by Union Pacific's breast cancer awareness unit, UP 7400, brings the QRVWC off Tehachapi Pass and toward Mojave for its... (more)
Railfan Heaven? Mojave 1998.
SSW 6876 leads a freight near Mojave, CA in May of 1994.