BNSF 5173 and six other engines haul an eastbound manifest through Summit on the outskirts of downtown Tehachapi.
At last light of the day, a UP eastbound freight powers around the last curve of Cajon's climb into Summit. Today there are three tracks through this cut (widened, of course).
An eastbound Santa Fe mixed freight is near the top of Cajon Pass as it swings around the curve leading to Summit.
A short eastbound UP freight is near the top of Cajon Pass as it approaches Summit, CA.
Smoke belches from the trailing SD40-2---perhaps the sign of a bad turbo--as a UP westbound crests Cajon Pass at Summit, CA.
Five GEVOS lead this intermodal train as it approaches the Summit of the Cajon Pass.
Running waycar light from Cedar Park, ATCX 442 descends the Summit grade westbound. The train usually consists of restored passenger cars loaded with people enjoying a scenic ride through the Texa... (more)
You can get lucky sometimes and it was our lucky day as this was where the train came to a stop after having a penalty application and we were able to assist the train crew to fix the problem.
Union Pacific 8095 heads downhill on main 3 soon to be followed by a BNSF stack on main 2 in Triple track territory on Cajon Pass
A westbound DPU unit is passing the old and bypassed tunnel at the top of the grade as it returns a bunch of empties to the Powder River. The verdant foliage of spring wreathes the scene beautifu... (more)
The Pittsburg to Kaiser coil train comes over Summit while the Los Flores Fire burns out of control behind it.
An eastbound empty oil train crests the continental divide at Marias Pass. The grandeur of Glacier National Park stretches out into the distance.
A statue of John F. Stevens stands watch over the summit of Marias Pass while trains still use the route he charted in 1889 for the Great Northern's crossing of the Continental Divide.
New to the area and in a new job, I was seldom available to get out trackside and unfortunately Santa Fe was soon to change paint jobs aggressively. so here is one of the fairly few shots I got in... (more)
And the race is on! Lackwisp is struggling on the outside and here comes Dego on the inside making a late move.