Dash 8-40BW 511 leads GP40X 3800, GP39-2 3409, GP35 2921 and GP40X 3804 past Woodford siding.
On a warm afternoon in the spring of 1988, a Santa Fe westbound with four-axle locomotives for power heads downhill at Woodford. Rebuilt GP30u (for "upgrade") No. 2759 is in the lead wearing the r... (more)
Snaking its way out of Woodford toward the Tehachapi Loop, BNSF 3741 leads the eastbound RICBAR over the two crossings of the Tehachapi Creek here and it negotiates the horseshoe curve here.
In a light rain, SP 9337 West heads into the north siding at Woodford for a meet with an uphill. Until the 1980s, Woodford sported two through sidings, but then SP took out the connection to the m... (more)
Having been in revenue service for a little over a month, a clean B40-8W No. 526 leads a 199 train over the 4th crossing of Tehachapi Creek, just east of Woodford, CA. The train is on the western ... (more)
On a sunny morning in January 1989, An eastbound SP intermodal train climbs the heavy grade at Woodford, CA. The train has just met a Santa Fe counterpart in the north siding bound for the Central... (more)
As SSW 9647 East, a BKDOU, passes on the main line, an SP work train in the south siding at Woodford picks up spikes and other metal "debris" from the right of way using a big magnet att... (more)
With the engineer and pilot giving a wave from the cab following their journey over the world famous Tehachapi Loop, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight drops downgrade in Woodford as it crosses t... (more)
In mid-1985, U.S. railroads started operating trains without cabooses on the end, so when we saw this hack in March 1988, it was a pleasant surprise indeed. Westbound Santa Fe manifest at Woodford... (more)
An eastbound Santa Fe TOFC train is powered by a GE and three EMD units as it nears the Tehachapi Loop.
BNSF 4664 south (GE C44-9W) with a stack train.
With two sets of helper power tied onto a Santa Fe westbound, the train is ready to depart Woodford after meeting several freights, both SP and Santa Fe. As the caboose of another Santa Fe train r... (more)
With the famed Tehachapi Loop behind them, the crew of UP 7378 eases their train into Woodford.
After exiting the loop, BNSF 6722 begins the steep descent down the last part of the Tehachapi Pass toward Caliente and Bealeville.
Winding downgrade into Woodford, BNSF 1114, still proudly wearing BNSF's first true paint scheme known now as "Heritage I," leads a westbound grain train across the Tehachapi Creek in th... (more)