Two C44-9Ws lead a baretable as they climb out of the Caliente valley floor and head for Tunnel #1.
The lead unit of this unit grain train rounds a curve at the south end of Marcel, while the rear end DPUs can be seen exiting Tunnel #14.
This Richmond to Chicago (Logistics Park) vehicle train normally runs at night over the Mojave Sub, but here it's working upgrade near Tunnel 2 during the late afternoon.
With two DPUs shoving on the rear, this UP manifest works through the siding at Bealville as it meets the BNSF's northbound H-BARVAW.
The sole DPU on the M-BARBAK is helping with dynamic braking as it rolls downgrade between Bealville and Caliente. The lead units have just entered Tunnel #1, barley visible at the top of the sho... (more)
Never thought I'd see this in 2008. Three units still painted in the Santa Fe, red and silver warbonnet scheme, lead an empty grain train as it works upgrade between Caliente and Bealville.
This massive UP manifest struggles through the Tehachapi Loop at 12mph as it works toward the summit at Tehachapi. UP 1996 was the second unit in the helper set, and can be seen emerging from the... (more)
UP 5418 North swings around the horseshoe curve at Caliente on a sunny afternoon in the Tehachapi Mountains.
A Richmond bound manifest rolls downgrade past the south switch at Bealville.
C44-9W #5249 leads this hot z-train through the north end of Bealville, about to enter Tunnel #2.
The setting sun breaks through the overcast layer, as this BNSF manifest works up the #1 track at Sandcut.
A UP stack train rolls downgrade past the remains of old Tunnel #4, between Bealville and Cliff. Tunnel #4 was daylighted after being badly damaged from an earthquake on July 21, 1952.
B40-8W #567 and B40-8 #8639 are in control of a track geometry train, as it rolls down through the north end of Bealville.
BNSF #7745 is part of a two unit DPU set shoving on the rear of the M-BAKBAR as it works its way toward Ilmon.
With a good horsepower per ton ratio, the hottest BNSF train that runs over the Mojave Sub, has no trouble maintaining track speed through Cable. To expedite this train's handling, it operates wi... (more)