Round the curve into Afton Canyon, U 8608 leads a MWCNP manifest east across the California desert as the sun begins to set.
The eastbound Roper manifest charges across the California desert for Nevada as it passes through Nipton and the small, but comfy, Nipton Hotel which is 20 feet from the railroad tracks.
After waiting for an eastbound Z train to pass and a westbound stack train to over take it, a North Platte, Ne to West Colton, CA manifest begins it decent down Cima Hill.
UP 8517 leads a short Global 1, IL to Los Angeles, CA stack over the top of Cima and west towards Yermo where a new crew will go on duty.
Four EMDs pull a high priority intermodel train over Cima Hill as they approach the summit.
A pair of Union Pacific locomotives pull a North Platte, Ne to West Colton, CA manifest up to the summit of Cima Hill, where it'll wait for an eastbound and westbound intermodel trains to pass.
The northbound Lathrop Z train makes its way down the hill as it snakes through the hills at Bealville before entering Tunnel 2.
From the beginning It almost looks like the start of the BNSF era of railroading as a trio of H1 Dash-9s lead a westbound high priority intermodel train down Tehachapi Pass at Caliente.
Waiting for a new UP pilot, Amtrak #14, a reroute Amtrak Coast Starlight, gets ready to head north, through the Valley to Oakland.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight gets detour through the Valley and over Tehachapi Pass due to signal testing in Chatsworth. As the sun sets, AMTK 176 leads the southbound Starlight near Tunnel 2.
The lone DPU helps control a West Colton, CA to Roseville, CA manifest to a stop at south Woodford as a result of a broken rail at Cliff; causing a major back up on the hill.
An AC4400CW leads a northbound UP intermodel train up and over the grade of Tehachapi with the giant windmills working in the background.
Slow and steady... A 100 car plus long grain shuttle charges as hard as it can, up to Tehachapi as it passes Warren at a whopping 14MPH.
A rare BNSF, UP, CN consist is on a Stokton, CA to Willow Springs, IL intermodel train charges out of Tunnel 5 at Cliff as the Canadian National SD70M-2 puffs out a lot of smoke.
A westbound stack train heads down Tehachapi Pass as it goes around the famous Tehachapi Loop.