Amtrak 166 leads detouring train 11 upgrade past a group of chase thirsty railfans at Tunnel 2.
Four BNSF motors charge up Tehachapi Pass to Tunnel 2 as they pull a heavy North Bay, CA to Willow Springs, IL UPS Intermodal train.
Two freshly painted EMDs lead an eastbound Santa Fe manifest at tunnel 2, the first an ex-Amtrak SDP40F.
Just after sunrise, four big SP U-boats lead a hot eastbound pig train at tunnel 2.
The engineer on the rear helper of a Santa Fe 928 train watches his gauges and speedometer as his unit exits tunnel 2.
Three Santa Fe cowls lead an eastbound manifest up the stiff grade at tunnel 2.
With a face faded with use, FP45 No. 5993 leads a Santa Fe eastbound up the tortuous grade at tunnel 2. In a few years, this same locomotive will once again where the red & silver. In the distance... (more)
A stormy day along Tehachapi Pass makes it for a long day for both crews and for dispatcher LMC. With trains stalling at Cliff, she has her hands full of keeping hot Z trains moving, heavy freight... (more)
A southbound Willow Springs Z train out of North Bay charges up around Caliente to Tunnel 2.
A southbound Z train moves at track speed of 23 MPH up the hill as it enters tunnel 2.
UP 2010 leads its Z train out of Caliente up the pass to Tunnel 2.
SD45 No. 5615 leads a consist of SD24s and 26s on a westbound mixed freight down the steep slope between tunnels 2 and 1.
A southbound BNSF quality manifest freight approaches Tunnel 2 on the Mojave Sub as it works upgrade through the golden brown hills of Tehachapi Pass.
The North Bay to Willow Springs piggyback makes good time on its expedited schedule as approaches Tunnel 2 in the Tehachapi mountains.
Not long before being repainted into red and silver, FP45 5993 leads an eastbound manifest as a burned-off slope looms in the distance.