First train after sunrise, hits the desert sands.
Leaving the UP's tracks, a southbound BNSF slows for the junction on the south side of town. The UP yard can be seen along the cars for the local which is up the Lone Pine branch at this time.
A clean GEvo leads a lengthy southbound in the afternoon near my favorite signal bridge. A clean unit was a nice change since the last time I was down here, all the lead units on UP were flat out ... (more)
An eastbound BNSF stack train decends the grade down into Mojave near Warren, in the Tehachapi Mountains.
Some power sitting in the Mojave Yard waiting to head south.
Having conquered Tehachapi pass, this long stack train is working its way out of Mojave and will take the siding at Sanborn to let a Z-train that is following it by.
Veiling its train in smoke and heat, 4141 accelerates out of Mojave with a Z train between Mojave and Sanborn.
C&NW 8700 screams downhill from the Tehachapi Mountains into the desert with a string of baretables.
Having just conquered Tehachapi Pass, this extremely long stack train is seen approaching Mojave. This train had two DPU units assisting which are visible to the right.
Nearly 7000 feet of train are compressed in this 300mm shot as the BNSF unit grain approaches Mojave and the UP line over Tehachapi Pass.
Shot at 1/1000th of a second, due to wind!
On home rails at last, the BNSF 4710 East accelerates through the curve at Sanborn.