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.
A fine Spring morning in the Tehachapi mountains finds a UP cement train departing the siding at Caliente with a pair of SD70M's for power.
Coming from Mojave, northbound Union Pacific 8863 with a consist of stacks, passes the Portland Cement plant at Monolith on its way to Tehachapi.
Northbound Double Stacks are drifting downhill across Tehachapi Creek and about to enter the siding at Woodford.
Northbound Auto Racks snake downhill from the summit at Tehachapi and round the curve at Marcel.