Richmond to Birmingham Al, rack train races across the Tehachapi Valley near Monolith.
A very busy July 4th morning produced 12 Southbound trains between 6-10am! BNSF 8145 brings up the end of the massive fleet of trains leading a H-PASBAR at Cable.
East of Tehachapi near the old SP location of Eric, where a wye once was in place during steam days to turn helper engines that assisted Westbound trains up from Mojave. BNSF 7112 leads a Vancouve... (more)
UP 8045 South holds the siding at Bealville as a BNSF northbound BARPAS passes by on the main.
Can't beat this train for variety. One of the reasons to frequent Tehachapi Pass is that most of the BNSF manifests usually have everything but the kitchen sink for power. You won't find this in C... (more)
UP 8140 is the rear DPU on this loaded ABESPX auto train as it crosses Caliente creek at Illmon.
A single DPU shoves on the rear of train ABESPX as it passes the crossovers at Sandcut.
UP 8040 south works through the Cable crossover in the late evening as it nears the town of Tehachapi.
A short Northbound UP Z passes through Clear Creek Ravine past the abandoned site of Tunnel 4 between Bealville and Cliff.
The morning of July 4th, Independence Day finds UP 2379 still holding at Fleta. A fitting unit to shoot on this fine holiday.
Working upgrade at Silverwood, this West Colton to Roseville train will soon top Cajon Summit at Hiland, then race across the Mojave Desert towards Tehachapi and points north.
UP's hot Brooklyn, Or to Los Angeles Z is next up at Canyon with 8015 leading.
A very clean UP 8161 leads the first of 2 southbound trains at Canyon on the Mojave Sub.
The 3rd section of UP's West Colton to Roseville manifest is working slowly up Canyon siding at Sullivan's Curve where it will hold for 2 southbounds. Also interesting to note the trailing KCS mot... (more)