A Vancouver to Barstow freight exits tunnel 10 where work is underway to join the sidings of Walong and Marcel making a nice much needed section of double track to the hill.
Farther up the hill, about to enter tunnel 5, the rear power units help lower a unit train of covered hoppers down the north side of the Tehachapi Mountains.
A southbound Double Stack climbs up the west slope of the Tehachapi Mountains and rounds the curve into Bealville.
A southbound string of cans, about to enter Tunnel 2, climbs the west slope of the Tehachapi Mountains.
Drifting downhill, northbound mixed manifest has a yellow bonnet in the consist. GP60 NO. 163 joins in with a splash of color and nostalgia.
Meeting at Bealville, a southbound mixed manifest holds the siding for downhill double stacks heading north.
Under typical monsoonal summer skies, two manifest freights meet at Bealville in the Tehachapi mountains on the Union Pacific's Mojave Subdivision.
Having just crested the summit at Tehachapi a few miles before, a northbound UP mixed freight has begun the slow and steady descent through the mountains toward Bakersfield and the central valley.
A short UP intermodal train from Los Angeles to Lathrop makes easy work of the descending grade as it passes through Woodford in the Tehachapi mountains.
With the Tehachapi mountains nearly behind it, a northbound BNSF manifest featuring quite an assortment of motive power coasts through Illmon located between Caliente and Bena. A big thanks to fel... (more)
A hot summer afternoon in the Tehachapi mountains finds a southbound UP manifest rounding the curve into Tunnel 2 as it digs into the hard grade on the climb toward the summit.
A short Northbound UP Z passes through Clear Creek Ravine past the abandoned site of Tunnel 4 between Bealville and Cliff.
NS 8103 between Tunnels 1 and 2-Tehachapi Pass.
Late afternoon finds a Southbound Q train about to enter Tunnel 2 at Bealville.
With just a few miles to go before reaching the summit at Tehachapi, an eastbound BNSF general freight digs into the grade approaching Cable on the UP Mojave Subdivision.