"Shouldn't Paint So Fast." That's what many wags called the ill-fated merger between Southern Pacific and Santa Fe. Initiated in 1983 as a holding company, the ICC eventually denied an a... (more)
Santa Fe's ultra-hot 199 train drops downgrade from Tehachapi on the last leg of its long Chicago to Richmond, CA trip.
BNSF 5084 rumbles up the hill & into Tehachapi with a eastbound manifest.
Climbing eastbound through Bealville. The lead unit at the time this photo was taken was 5yrs old, only to be wrecked 3yrs later...and eventually made into a slug.
Westbound priority intermodal
Westbound TOFC rounding the loop, over tunnel #9
Snow from several days prior still lingers as a southbound BNSF Z train enters the city of Tehachapi.
BNSF 5377 leads the H-PASBAR through town a little after 9 PM, with a plethora of uncommon power.
Snagged by the dragging equipment detector, SP 8500 idles at Sand Canyon while the crew walks the train.
"Sorry, Jed, but it says here they want you to put this thing through some sort of 'Loop'".