A Z8 bound for Willow Springs, IL makes its way out of the Tehachapi Pass as it heads through Mojave on a chilly January morning.
Dropping downgrade into Mojave, the RSTMJC leaves the Tehachapi Mountains behind.
Head end of a long coal train parked outside Mojave, CA. Red lights lending a Christmas aura to the scene are from the wind turbines that surround the area. There are hundreds, and the lights al... (more)
Another parked train on Thanksgiving night. This one featured a patched Southern Pacific unit on the point.
In what has become somewhat of a Thanksgiving "turkey shoot" tradition for me, I nabbed another night shot of a parked train using the painting with light method.
An eastbound intermodal train drops downgrade on Tehachapi Pass at Warren Curve near Mojave, California, on March 8, 1996. Leading the train is venerable Santa Fe EMD SD45 No. 5387, along with a p... (more)
Southern Pacific SD40T-2 No. 8387 profiles its “snoot” nose on the night of February 28, 1988 at Mojave, California. The SP’s 8300 series featured extended noses for radio control equipment.
An aerial shot of Mojave, CA. The UP Mojave sub can be seen coming down from the mountains into its namesake town. Also visible on the right are several aircraft from the Mojave aircraft boneyard.... (more)
BNSF 8191, an EX BN white face SD60 leads a Southbound intermodal out of the Tehachapi's at MP 377 north of Mojave.
A westbound Santa Fe manifest roars through the first reverse curve west of Mojave as it climbs Tehachapi's east side.
UP742 heads up the 2.2% plank on Tehachapi's east slope.
A Southern Pacific freight led by the ever-present Tunnel Motors, crosses Oak Creek Road grade crossing at Mojave, California, on the night of February, 28, 1988.
Late afternoon north of Mojave finds this northbound with a GE/EMD mixture heading up the grade towards Tehachapi Pass.
A short drive through Mojave led me to discover an interesting SD60M on the point of a rock train waiting to enter the maintrack of the Mojave Subdivision from the Lone Pine Subdivision.
California Dreamin'! This scene is surely not the poster board look for California. Union Pacific 1989 helps bring a long loaded auto train through the dry deserts of California near Mojav... (more)