After having crested the summit, Amtrak's detoured Coast Starlight #14 drifts downgrade through Marcel, nine miles railroad north of Tehachapi.
With the M-BARSTO1-21A waiting in the siding, Coast Starlight #11 rolls by on the main at the north end of Woodford.
C44-9W #9821 leads the ZBRLC out of Tunnel #10, and past the north switch at Marcel, as it tackles the 2.2% grade.
Amtrak's detoured Coast Starlight #11, works up the #1 track through Cable X-Over, as it continues its ascent toward Tehachapi Summit.
A red and silver warbonnet is in control of the M-BARSTO as it climbs the short grade at Sandcut.
A KCS AC4400CW leads the X-BARQUA1-27C, an empty BNSF grain train out of the tunnel at Nelson, AZ. This double track tunnel was the only one of its kind on the entire Santa Fe system.
Two C44-9Ws lead the S-LPCLBL1-24A westbound, with two additional DPUs assisting on the rear, as it rounds the high speed curve at East Eagle Nest.
With two DPUs shoving on the rear, C44-9W #4632 and two other Dash-9s, lead the U-PITKAI between Marcel and Cable.
With Bear Mountain looming in the distance, the head end power of the Q-RICCHI works through South Walong, as the rear of the train can still be seen emerging from Tunnel #9.
UP 5367 South is on a yellow block as climbs out of Caliente Creek Canyon on the #2 track, and into the town of Caliente.
Three C44-9Ws and a CSX C40-8 lead the H-EVEBAR as it emerges from Tunnel 1, shortly after beginning its climb out of Caliente.
A BNSF manifest crests the summit at Tehachapi, as the setting sun sinks slowly in the evening sky.
A unit coal train bound for Wasco, CA works up the #2 track as it rounds the big curve at Warren.
UP 5390 South begins its climb toward Tehachapi, as daylight fades over the San Joaquin Valley.
UP 1996 and two brand new C45ACCTEs lead the ZLCBR, as it rolls downgrade between Tunnel 1 and 2, near Caliente.