Detoured Coast Starlight train number 11 snakes through Woodford, easily making track speed.
It takes a lot of power to lift heavy trains over the Tehachapi Mountains, as evidenced by this Santa Fe eastbound lead by F45 5903. Ten six-axle diesels from factories in La Grange IL and Erie P... (more)
mid train helpers on eastbound SP freight at Walong siding location of Tehachapi Loop
eastbound SP freight at Walong siding location of Tehachapi Loop
I have always thought Santa Fe's Red/Silver looked good, especially in the Tehachapi Mountains. This train is no exception as they cross the bridge between Woodford and Walong on a nice Springs da... (more)
A BNSF Z9 UPS train charges up through the Tehachapi Loop on its way for Chicago, IL.
BNSF train B SBDSHX1 23 drops down the pass through Keene with baretable spine cars from San Bernardino. January is generally the slowest month for intermodal and they will be parked at Shafter, ... (more)
A very long BNSF Z STOWSP8 22 demonstrates the engineering marvel of the Tehachapi Loop. The siding on the loop is named after SP Roadmaster W.A. Long.
The temperature is a balmy 35 degrees as BNSF Z STOWSP8 22 negotiates the horseshoe at Keene, but is warm enough to keep the snow higher in the mountains. You can see the rear of the train if you... (more)
A BNSF z-train climbs through Keene as it continues its way towards the Loop.
Here we have a typical scene at a well known Tehachapi location.
A descending UP manifest, displaying a nice mix of GE & EMD power, is going in the hole at the south end of Woodford siding to allow one southbound.
It was clear that this DPU was newly pressed into service, as there was painter's tape that hadn't been completely removed from parts of the locomotive. It's sad to think what it will look like a... (more)
I love the character that the Santa Fe C44-9Ws' have acquired after years of hard service in adverse desert conditions. BNSF 650 is seen climbing the main at Woodford.