4000 horses ... plus 2
A super classic location On a late evening in June, BNSF gives a hand to a UP unit coal train climbing tehachapi. It is seen here in the loop at Walong, a location shot numerous times.
Everything was warm: the weather, the late evening colors, and the heart of the photographer at seeing such a beautiful glint appearing in the viewfinder of the camera
Brand-spankin' new, first trip over Tehachapi, in 1992. They sure looked good then!
An eastbound manifest led by F45 5939 roars up the approach to tunnel 9 and the Loop.
An eastbound pig train circles the Loop.
As seen from a hill above the Loop, an eastbound in tunnel 9 lights up the rails beyond it including the siding switch, and its headlight is just now visible exiting the tunnel portal.
A quartet of red and silver B-Bs attacks the steep grade of the Loop approach while trucks deal with the even steeper grade of Highway 58 in the distance.
The second section of today's 971 train blasts out of tunnel 9.
A consist of several EMDs blasts out of tunnel 9 as it battles the grade at the Loop.
A set of light helpers enters the cut below the Loop.
Having just emerged from Tunnel 10, Union Pacific Dash 9-44CW 9585 (ex-SP 8121) holds the main as train KLCSE-08 passes through the east end of Walong, also known as the "Tehachapi Loop." The rea... (more)
A big SP U33C with a "cobra" warning light atop the cab leads a heavy manifest up the steep grade on the approach to the Loop.