The Golden State! In the aftermath of a recent derailment the Tehachapi Pass crossing has been even more tortuous than usual for a northbound Union Pacific intermodal. As the sun sets over the San... (more)
A Union Pacific stack train crests the last Northbound grade on Tehachapi Pass, from here, 12 miles of straight, mostly downhill track lies ahead of the crew on their way to Bakersfield.
The setting sun and storm clouds combine to create colorful contrasts that surround BNSF 7418 at Sandcut.
Waiting at Sandcut for a fleet of Northbound trains, the sun drops below the clouds and illuminates the flanks of BNSF's Richmond, CA to Alliance, TX guaranteed intermodal train.
With the sun about to slip below the skyline the sky glows with the last rays of sunlight as the classic old SP cantilever signal bridge carries on its duties protecting the Sandcut cross-over. On... (more)
The Stockton, CA to Willow Springs, IL "Z" train thunders through Sandcut in perhaps the final sunset shot I will capture with the aging cantilever signal as the centerpiece.
Shortly after sunset, BNSF 4889 pulls through Sandcut.
Passing through Sandcut, this BNSF freight extra is heading back toward Bakersfield. These two ES44DC locomotives were seen earlier in the day running light to Caliente to retrieve a cut of cars l... (more)
Passing beneath the SP cantilever signal bridge at Sandcut, a northbound UP intermodal heads into Bakersfield where a new crew will board.
Winding through the curves at Samdcut, a northbound BNSF doublestack container train is nearing Bakersfield, and will continue up California's lush central valley toward the bay area.
With the sun rapidly setting in the southern San Joaquin Valley, a northbound BNSF doublestack races toward the Bay Area as it passes underneath the classic cantilever signal bridge at Sandcut.
BNSF 7295 leads a loaded grain train at Sandcut under cloudy skies.
The setting sun glints off the sides of a southbound manifest train on a dusty afternoon at Sandcut.
BNSF 4410 takes the signal at Sandcut, while the sun drops below the horizon.
BNSF 7548 thunders through Sandcut as building storms fill the sky at sunset.