BNSF stack train wides it way up the Tehachapi Mountains pasted the west end of bealville siding.
At Bealville, California, a nice, ecclectic mix of motive power (SD40-2, SD45-2, SD26 and U36C) grind upgrade with an eastbound freight. This train will soon be winding around the Tehachapi Loop ... (more)
The Rio Grande heritage unit leads a manifest downgrade through Cliff. The setting sun helps contrast the unit from the green hillside.
Southbound HEVEBAR works up the grade near Tunnel 2 at Bealville. This train also had a 3 unit swing helper cut in near the rear to assist up the steep mountain grade and is one of BNSF's largest ... (more)
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
At about 9:30 PM on Saturday, February 20, 2010, a BNSF Railway westbound derailed and caught fire inside Tunnel 9 - The tunnel at the bottom of the famed Tehachapi Loop. The location made fighti... (more)
A Lathrop to L.A. intermodal adds some color to an already vibrant scene. This train, loaded down with wine & canned goods, was only making 17mph according to the Rowen Defect Detector.
Kissing cousins... the DPU's on BNSF Train M BAKBAR1 22 shove up the main at aptly named Cliff Siding under a threatening sky. To... (more)
BNSF Train M BAKBAR1 22 has a couple of hispanic immigrants helping out today. I noted that GEVO engines burn cleaner in the tunnels, as the normal -8 and -9 units generally blow a cloud of smoke... (more)
BNSF Train Z FRSCHI1 23 demonstrates the immensity of the Tehachapi Mountains and the precariousness of railroading in this harsh, but beautiful environment.
A Los Angeles to Seattle intermodal exits Tunnel #5 on its descent of the pass.
Extra steamship doublestack train S CLOOIG3 20 exits Tunnel #5, about half way down the 3,600' descent from Tehachapi to Bakersfield.
BNSF coil steel empty U PITKAI1 22 rolls through the curves at the north end of Bealville Siding. Doing the speed limit of 23 mph, he is quickly catching up to QRVWCB ahead and will have approach... (more)