Union Pacific's lengthy KG1LA winds its way through Afton Canyon, as it heads west on the Cima Subdivision bound for Los Angeles.
The desolate silence is temporarily interupted by the whine of dynamic brakes, as three EMDs bring a cut of empty covered hoppers back from the Union Pacific interchange at Searles. The geologic ... (more)
With Searles Valley Mineral's massive soda ash production complex visible in the distance, five second generation EMDs dig into the grade as they haul their unit train out of the Searles Valley. ... (more)
Stopped in the canyon below Caliente, the train's conductor begins the long walk back to check for a defect on one of the cars. Meanwhile, BNSF's rapid responder shows up to lend assistance illum... (more)
Union Pacific's Los Angeles to Denver z-train begins its trek through Afton Canyon, shortly after beginning its journey over the Cima Subdivision.
A Union Pacific freight train streaks through the night, as it passes through the truss bridges that span the Mojave River at the east end of Afton Canyon.
A short Lathrop, CA bound stack train approaches Tunnel #3 between Cliff and Bealville, as it passes the remnants of Tunnel #4 visible in the shadow to the right of the train. Damaged beyond repa... (more)
Four GEs lead a lengthy Z-train through the verdant rolling hills of the Tehachapi Mountains, as the train climbs southbound through Bealville.
A Union Pacific autorack train descends the 2.2% grade as it nears the entrance to Tunnel #1 between Bealville and Caliente, CA.
The sun sinks in the western sky, framed by an aging Southern Pacific cantilever signal bridge.
UP 1989 leads a West Colton to Fresno manifest, as it approaches Tunnel #5 at the north end of Cliff.
As storm clouds begin to clear, BNSF 7709 South works up the 2% grade, as it approaches Tunnel #2 on Union Pacific's Mojave Subdivision.
Five Trona Railway EMDs lug 12 loaded covered hoppers, and a long string of coal empties out of the Searles Valley. In 23 miles the train will reach the summit at Searles where the cars will be i... (more)
A cold winter morning finds Union Pacific's ZBRLC rolling through Cameron, as it descends towards Mojave and warmer temperatures.
UP 1989 leads the MWCFR, as it crests the summit at Tehachapi after a slow climb up the east side of the Tehachapi Mountains.