A westbound Southern Pacific freight curves through Sandcut, California, after an arduous crossing of the Tehachapi Mountains on the pleasant spring day of March 8, 1996.
At dusk, the caboose light of a westbound freight leaves a red trail as the train heads for Bakersfield.
A southbound BNSF Z-train glides down the short grade between Sandcut and Bena.
Leading an IDITAX-24, UP 1983 has finished it's climb over Tehachapi Pass, and will now continue north through the Central Valley of California, and eventually ending it's run in Tacoma, Washingto... (more)
3 GE's lead this BNSF stack train north towards Bakersfield as it passes the Sandcut crossovers and under one of 2 SP canteliver signal bridges still in service on UP's Mojave Sub.
A westbound Southern Pacific freight curves through Sandcut, California, after a arduous crossing of the Tehachapi Mountains on the pleasant spring day of March 8, 1996. Power for the train is a p... (more)
A solid TOFC train heads South as it enters the Tehachapi's at Sandcut.
Passing under the canteliver signal bridge at Sandcut, BNSF 6924 North races towards Bakersfield with a loaded auto train.
Under shrouded skies, an SP eastbound roars past the signal bridge at Sandcut.
At Sandcut, the dispatcher crosses a Santa Fe eastbound over in front of an opposing SP manifest. Sandcut is the point where ABS ended and CTC began as you headed east.
BNSF 6977 leads a Southbound intermodal through Sandcut, as it heads into the Tehachapi Mountains.
With the sun setting over the San Joaquin Valley, Santa Fe 5979 East roars up the grade out of Edison, CA, and heads for Sandcut and Tehachapi Pass. The shape of the big windshields on the cowl is... (more)
The sounds of BNSF GEVOs charging up the hill of Sandcut break the silence of the night as this Wassco bound coal train charges to Bakersfield.
A Barstow to Stockton manifest works up the short, but steep, grade between Bena and Sandcut.
Two trains meet between Sandcut and Bena at night.