On a hot afternoon in June 1985, Santa Fe 5160 East roars up the 2 percent grade approaching tunnel 2. These are the kind of operating conditions that will make or break a diesel locomotive. In th... (more)
On a hot August afternoon, with a burned-off field in the distance, Santa Fe 5993 East roars up the steep grade on the approach to tunnel 2 on the line over Tehachapi Pass. The big FP45 is in need... (more)
On a hot afternoon in August 1988, SP 9380 East, a long drag that appears tp have originated in the Pacific Northwest, climbs through the giant s-curve on the approach to tunnel 2. Cut in mid-trai... (more)
The caboose end of an SP westbound heads for tunnel 2 as SP 8300 West waits in Bealville siding to proceed downhill toward Bakersfield. The 8300 has another westbound waiting at Allard, right behi... (more)
A westbound manifest is about to duck into Tunnel 2 as it drifts down the Tehachapi Mountains. The train is in the charge of three GP30r’s and three GP35r’s.
Climbing through the seemingly endless wilderness that is Tehachapi, a dog pack of Santa Fe power hauls a 40-car TOFC train eastbound, about to enter Tunnel 2.
Rounding the horseshoe curve that is bisected by Tunnel 2, a westbound 69-car Santa Fe TOFC train descends the Tehachapi mountains on a clear May morning.
A westbound manifest picks up momentum as it rolls toward Bealville's west switch. In the distance is the lead power for today's BKDOU, which the manifest just met here. The Oil Cans are exiting t... (more)
As seen from the Tejon Ranch, the rugged Tehachapi Mountains dwarf a westbound SP cement train.
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.