A Union Pacific Officer's Special bound for Las Vegas, rolls downgrade past the signal bridge at MP 377, just north of Mojave.
Black Mountain provides the backdrop, as Union Pacific's ZBRLC climbs up the last few miles toward the summit at Tehachapi.
After having been stopped awaiting a southbound UP manifest to pass, a C44-9W and three trailing EMDs creep around the tight curve above Cable X-Over, as they get the signal to proceed north.
Three Dash 9s and a UP C44ACCTE lead a stack train down Cajon Pass as it approaches Stein's Hill.
A single DPU brings up the rear of the M-BARBAK, as it rolls downgrade through Cable X-Over.
Two DPUs assist with braking on a loaded unit steel coil train, as they round the curve at Summit, and begin their decent down Cajon Pass.
Two DPUs shove on the rear the the M-MODSEL as they pass through the south end of Bealville, while C44-9W #5368, along with a KCS SD70ACe, and two other GEs emerge from Tunnel #5 at the north end ... (more)
A brand new ES44DC leads three other units on a vehicle train, as they work upgrade through Cable X-Over.
Three SD70Ms lead the ZBRLC around the big curve at Warren, as it decends toward Mojave.
The "Seattle" winds its way down through the Caliente Creek Canyon, as it nears the former location of Tunnel 1/2. This tunnel was eventually daylighted after major flooding in the area, and the ... (more)
With thunderstorms beginning to build over the Mojave Desert in the distance, a BNSF unit grain train nears Monolith, as it has only has a few more miles to go before reaching the summit at Tehach... (more)
The M-BARSTO rounds the horseshoe curve as it drops down through Caliente, while the U-STOSNJ, loaded with windmill assemblies, waits for it to clear on the #2 track.
A Salt Lake City, UT to West Colton, CA manifest, with four units on the point and one DPU on the rear, slowly rolls past the Mormon Rocks as its decends Cajon Pass.
Running well behind its normal schedule, the "Brooklyn" climbs the 2.2% grade out of Tunnel #1, between Caliente and Bealville on UP's Mojave Sub.
UP 5523 North, with three GEVOs and a SD70ACe up front, slowly rolls downgrade through Caliente until the rear of the train clears the speed restriction for northbounds on the horseshoe curve.