In 1899 facing the threat of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway completing their own link between northern and southern California via the Tehachapi range the Southern Pacific Railroad neg... (more)
Filled by the sound of howling dynamics and the warm colors of a desert sunrise amidst the crisp mountain air another morning dawns at the foot of the Tehachapi Mountains meeting an eastbound BNSF... (more)
The old guard at Walonger…… On September 11th, 1996 the vast empire of the Southern Pacific Railroad was folded into the camp of their age old ally and rival, the Union Pacific. Since that time So... (more)
Laboring up the eastern slope of the Tehachapi grade Union Pacific's westbound MWCFR approaches the 'three amigos' searchlight installation at Warren. Strategically placed to serve the CTC ruled m... (more)
Meet me at Walonger… Lumbering up the western slope of the Tehachapi Pass a lumber heavy QRVWCB circles the famous Tehachapi Loop at Walong moments from meeting BNSF's westbound Z WSPNBY. Work to ... (more)
With Tehachapi's rolling hills still clinging to the colors of Spring a westbound loaded grain train carefully drops through Cliff on the western slope of the Tehachapi Range. Nestled down in the ... (more)
Emerging from Cache Creek Canyon an eastbound Union Pacific manifest conforms to the final slope of the Tehachapi Range before dropping down into the Mojave Desert.
Surrounded by emerald green hills brought to life by Winter rains a monster Roseville to West Colton manifest crawls its way up the western slope of southern California's Tehachapi Pass. Highlight... (more)
A glow in the early morning sun a 5-pack of new Union Pacific ET45AHs fill the cool mountain air with the sound of dynamic brakes, backed up by squealing wheel flanges as a train of 'empty Eugene'... (more)
7 units lead a HRICBAR into Tunnel 2 near Bealville in the late afternoon.
2 BNSF units along with 2 NS GE's lead a VKCKRIC with a long cut of stacks on the head down into Caliente in the early morning.
UP 7961 leads a northbound manifest at N.Bealville after meeting the ZLTLC.
UP 2659 brings up the rear of a Northbound manifest at Tunnel 2.
UP 8138 North exits tunnel 2 as it continues its downward run towards Bakersfield.