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.
A pocket of light shines through scattered showers while an outbound San Joaquin train awaits the arrival of a bus from Los Angeles.
SJVR heads down the Arvin Branch to service industries.
The weary eyed crew of a northbound "Z" train brings her into Bakersfield early in the morning. The train will get a fresh crew for the remaining mileage to Stockton, CA.
UP 844 rolls out of Afton Canyon on a cloudy morning.
UP 5390 eases a heavy train downgrade between Sandcut and Bena.
A crossbuck stands guard over a private grade crossing under a dramatic post-sunset sky.
Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train climbs out of Tunnel 10 and into Marcel.
Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train detours through the siding at Rowen while meeting a northbound Union Pacific Manifest.
Sunrise shines on UP 844 while her caretakers prepare her for today's run to Las Vegas.