UP 7448 climbs upgrade through Tunnel 1.
BNSF 6796 dodges shadows on the climb out of Caliente. Code line and Searchlight signals, a staple of Tehachapi since the days of steam, will soon succumb to technology and be scribed into the pa... (more)
UP 8403 thunders out of Tunnel 2.
The trio of EMD's work hard up the 2.36% grade found between Cable and the city of Tehachapi, the train is also passing the Cable X-overs. Only a few miles remain before the train crests the Summi... (more)
Amtrak 132 charges up the final grade to Sandcut, after meeting an eastbound BNSF stack train which held at Bena (end of single track).
After a brief delay at Sandcut, MP 325 on the Mojave Sub, the "San Joaquin" Starlight is back on the move.
San Joaquin Starlight across the creek. Northbound Coast Starlight, AMT 14 glides across the Tehachapi creek at Rowen MP 347 on the Mojave Sub. #14 is detouring due to track work on the southern e... (more)
After a brief pause to allow southbound traffic to clear, detouring northbound Amtrak train #14 is underway again passing beneath the cantilever signal bridge at Sandcut. With the upcoming PTC ins... (more)
Meeting a stopped southbound BNSF container train, detouring northbound Amtrak train #14 passes through Bealville as it heads downgrade toward Bakersfield.
Between Woodford and Cliff, detouring northbound Amtrak train #14 crosses Tehachapi Creek at Rowen as it heads downgrade toward Bakersfield.
In the heart of the Tehachapi mountains, detouring northbound Amtrak train #14 passes the siding at Woodford as it heads downgrade toward Bakersfield.
Nearing Tunnel 10 and the world famous Tehachapi Loop, detouring northbound Amtrak train #14 winds its way through Marcel heading downgrade toward Bakersfield.
14,000 tons of grain has just finished it's descent down Tehachapi Pass as the train picks up speed out of Ilmon.
BNSF 4360 rolls downgrade out of Sandcut just minutes after the sun rose over the Tehachapi Mountains.
BNSF 4197 pulls out of Caliente with 26 miles of 2.3% grade ahead. The 4197 would later suffer a piston failure at Walong, forcing the crew to back the train to Woodford to wait for another locom... (more)