Shortly before reaching the summit, train IBRLC screams through Tehachapi Valley after winding and grinding up the steady 2% grade from Bakersfield.
After clearing the last tunnel on Tehachapi Pass at cable, IBRLC approaches the town of Tehachapi with a trio of EMD products.
A BNSF stack train blasts uphill near tunnel 2 in Tehachapi.
Union Pacific 3557 leads a trio of SP locomotives out of tunnel 9 on Tehachapi Loop. This train was very long and easily looped over itself. The railfan standing on the stairs to the left is my ... (more)
BNSF 8026 leads an intermodal train past CP Woodford as it snakes through the Tehachapi mountains.
As Southern Pacific SD45R #7486 shoves on the caboose on the rear of an Eastbound train, Santa Fe F-45 #5955 passes by heading Westbound.
Working upgrade into Cable, BNSF 3996 has a heavy eastbound Q train well in hand as it exits the 259-foot-long bore that is Tunnel 17.
On a cool evening in Tehachapi mountains, a westbound BNSF Z train drops downgrade through the famous Tehachapi Loop and meets an eastbound freight waiting patiently in the siding at Woodford. Aft... (more)
Late afternoon finds this Barstow to Klamath Falls manifest nearing Cable X over with a nice lashup of power.
BNSF 8375 leads a southbound military train through Cable as it nears Tehachapi.
A southbound Union Pacific manifest traverses the Loop on the Mojave Subdivision.
After crossing Tehachapi Pass at sunset, a Barstow, Calif., bound stack train heads toward Monolith as it glides east across the outskirts of downtown Tehachapi.
A BNSF Railway intermodal train for Barstow, Calif., meets a Bakersfield, Calif., bound freight train at Tehachapi loops during an unusually green and mild spring season.
A Union Pacific freight train headed for Mojave, Calif., meets a Bakersfield-bound BNSF freight at the famed Tehachapi loops. Combined, there's more than two miles of various bulk commodities, con... (more)
With the remnants of a derailed tank car in the foreground, UP 5372 leads its train around one of the many curves in and around Tehachapi Pass.