It's 08:25, but the crew already has the air conditioning running on another steamy Atlanta day as they bring an empty ballast train to Postell, GA for reloading.
An ex-Southern U23B passes a Southern Caboose... on old Seabord Airline trackage. L783 has a short train of grain and doublestacks bound for Middle Georgia.
With a KCS Retro-Belle in the lead, 220 shoves his Atlantas into Rail-Highway #6 for de-ramping. Meanwhile, Yard Job GA45 with an MP15 grabs empty repo containers off 210-19 from Miami and will s... (more)
The Central of Georgia heritage unit leads chicken chow out of Atlanta with a fresh crew. Meanwhile in the foreground, 285-19 makes a cut between his intermodal & autoracks and will double his tr... (more)
With a decent sized train of 31 autoracks, train 290 takes a left hand turn on the Howell Wye with Mercedes & Hondas bound for the Northeast.
Not many railfans venture back to the location that gives Cliff Siding it's name. BNSF Z FRSCHI7 07 rolls over multiple concrete embankments holding the track to the side of the mountains.
An extra Roseville to West Colton manifest exits Tunnel #8 and splits the cockeyed intermediates between Rowen & Cliff.
BNSF coil steel trian U PITKAI1 06 passes under the endangered cantilever at Sandcut.
BNSF grain train G EDIGUC9 31 passes the endangered ABS signals at Monolith on it's way to feed the cows in Guernsey, CA.
After decades of watching trains pass, from steam to GEVOs, this cast iron signal box may not live to see it's 70th birthday in 2013. Signals on Tehachapi Pass are being replaced as part of congr... (more)
Though near the bottom of the grade, BNSF Z STOWSP6 06 is climbing one of the steepest areas of the pass through the aptly named Narrows, also nicknamed the Bermuda Triangle by crews for it's lack... (more)
The daily West Colton to Roper freight takes the siding at the top of Cima hill for a meet with hot doubestack KG1LA.
Running as UP 9G3EGUJ 31, BNSF grain train G EDIGUC9 31 is making good time up the east side of Tehachapi pass with 4 up front, plus 3 swing and 3 rear end DPUs and a train of brand new hoppers.
A Kansas City to Los Angeles intermodal flies over the natural crossover at Frost with ample HPT.
With around 10-12 trains per day, catching a meet on Cima Hill isn't common. Here, MWCRO 03 with an SP Painted DPU holds the siding for a meet with domestic doublestacker KG1LA 02.