Amtrak's Coast Starlight exits tunnel 26 at the top of Santa Susana Pass.
BNSF 4480 eases downgrade at Marcel with about 1,000 automobiles in tow. The train is about one mile away from traversing the world famous Tehachapi Loop.
A Union Pacific stack train pulls up the moderate grade into Ilmon. In two miles, the grade will stiffen to 2.5% for the climb to Caliente.
BNSF 4739 drops down the last few miles into Mojave.
A southbound Union Pacific manifest creeps upgrade through Marcel.
Sunlight glints off the front of Union Pacific 844 on a cold desert morning. In a little over an hour, the Arizona Centennial, Grand Canyon State Steam Special will depart Yermo for the day's run... (more)
The daily run to Searles departs Trona late in the afternoon.
BNSF 4105 rolls across a private crossing shortly after sunset.
The final light of the day falls upon BNSF 7853 as her crew runs off the final miles to Bakersfield.
A unit coil steel train glides up Tehachapi Pass, having just traversed the Tehachapi Loop.
Creeping shadows will soon overtake the north end of Cliff siding while BNSF 5387 continues it's journey over the pass.
Daylight fades as a high priority UPS train rolls through Monolith, having crested Tehachapi Pass only minutes earlier.
UP 7628 takes the signal at Sandcut. The good old Searchlights are slated for retirement in 2012.
BNSF 7461 leads the Fresno, CA to Chicago, IL "Z" train.
Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train glides across the Tehachapi Valley at track speed.