EMD and Alco motive power haul a manifest up the steep but short grade between Bena and Sandcut. Once the train reaches the latter point, it'll be all downhill all the way into Bakersfield, where ... (more)
Leading its lengthy train onto the floor of the San Joaquin Valley, BNSF 5489 hustles a westbound intermodal upgrade into Sandcut as the ex-Southern Pacific code lines here continue to deteriorate... (more)
With it's journey over Tehachapi almost complete, Amtrak 14 leans into the curve at Sandcut as it climbs onto the floor of the San Joaquin Valley while passing a row of original railroad code line... (more)
In the fall of 2005 an Southound BNSF was stopped at Sandcut, CA. In the foreground the conductor of BNSF 4239 watches a Northbound pass by as the hr approaches midnight.
During the late 90s/early 2000s I was obsessed with the sunset at Sandcut. Every April and October the sun would set perfectly over the rails, I would try to get a specific shot almost every year... (more)
The Tuesday afternoon Brooklyn Z rumbles past Sandcut, with a nice healthy cut of cars for Lathrop.
Northbound SALTOIG works up the slight grade between Bena and Sandcut in the early afternoon.
BNSF's Richmond to Barstow manifest passes through Sandcut with 4219 on the rear.
Early in the morning, a westbound BNSF manifest meets an eastbound pig on the steep hill between Bena and Sandcut, CA.
On a warm September afternoon at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, Santa Fe 5352 East leaves the sun behind as it ascends the pass.
Slugging a westbound intermodel up onto the floor of the Central Valley, BNSF 7028 and a color lash-up of power notch up as they lean into the curve at Sandcut while their train negotiates the twi... (more)
Some decent looking Dash9's lead the BARCLIFF and its 70 car train northbound towards Bakersfield.
The Lathrop begins to throttle up as he climbs into Sandcut breaking the afternoon silence.
A Roger Puta Photograph
The Tehachapi Mountains in the distance. A Roger Puta Photograph