Amtrak Coast Starlight #14 glides downgrade over the Tehachapi Creek just south of Rowen, on its June 22nd detour over the Mojave Subdivision.
This heavy UP manifest is down to a crawl as works through Cable X-Over with 3 units on the point, and 2 DPUs on the rear.
The M-RICBAR begins its uphill climb toward the summit at Tehachapi, as it leans into a curve just east of Bena.
The Caliente foothills have a golden glow in the evening light, as four GEs round the curve toward Tunnel #1, with the Q-STOALT in tow.
SD70ACe #8529 has the IOALB up to track speed as it rounds the broad curve east of Monolith.
A unit cement train led by a new C45ACCTE rolls to a stop at Cable X-Over, as it waits for a southbound manifest and the circus train to pass.
A C44-9W leads three other GEs with the M-MODSEL in tow, as it begins the long climb out of Caliente towards the summit. The rear end DPUs can be seen still passing through Caliente proper, on th... (more)
With smoke still lingering in the air from its Tunnel 3 exit, four C44-9Ws lead the Z-RICCHI over the fill above Clear Creek.
A Chicago bound unit auto train races down the short grade between Sandcut and Bena in the early morning light.
If you've ever wondered what a $800 shot looks like, this is it. Two dropped lenses and $800 worth of repairs gets you this.... it wasn't worth it. I used the only lens still working to bag this... (more)
A cantilever signal bridge indicates all red, after the passing of a BNSF intermodal train, as Tehachapi's 4th of July fireworks show lights the night sky.
C44-9W #4094 leads two other Dash 9s on a northbound z-train between Tunnel #1 and #2.
On an exceptionally clear day in the Tehachapi Mountains, this Union Pacific manifest wraps itself around the loop at Walong. As the lead units near the south switch, the DPUs can be seen emergin... (more)
Four C44-9Ws lead the S-LHACLO2-27A as it works up the #2 track past the Chemical Lime Co. plant at Nelson, AZ.
As the setting sun lights up the evening sky, BNSF's M-BARRIC holds on the #2 track as a Union Pacific manifest gets underway after a crew change in Bakersfield.