UP 5418 North swings around the horseshoe curve at Caliente on a sunny afternoon in the Tehachapi Mountains.
A Richmond bound manifest rolls downgrade past the south switch at Bealville.
C44-9W #5249 leads this hot z-train through the north end of Bealville, about to enter Tunnel #2.
The setting sun breaks through the overcast layer, as this BNSF manifest works up the #1 track at Sandcut.
A UP AC4400 looks small and shy behind the huge wall of a double stake snaking along the multiple reverse curves near Tunnel2.
A UP stack train rolls downgrade past the remains of old Tunnel #4, between Bealville and Cliff. Tunnel #4 was daylighted after being badly damaged from an earthquake on July 21, 1952.
B40-8W #567 and B40-8 #8639 are in control of a track geometry train, as it rolls down through the north end of Bealville.
BNSF #7745 is part of a two unit DPU set shoving on the rear of the M-BAKBAR as it works its way toward Ilmon.
With a good horsepower per ton ratio, the hottest BNSF train that runs over the Mojave Sub, has no trouble maintaining track speed through Cable. To expedite this train's handling, it operates wi... (more)
In the late afternoon light, a UP GEVO leads its manifest train down through Caliente. The rear of the train is still on the opposite side, within the tight confines of the Caliente Creek Valley.... (more)
A GEVO leads this Oakland bound stack train across the the Tehachapi Creek at Rowen.
A SD60M leads its Q-train through the many reverse curves at Marcel, as it works toward the summit at Tehachapi.
A unit coal train descends over the second crossing of the Tehachapi Creek, just south of Rowen.
As the hills begin to turn golden brown in the Tehachapis, a Union Pacific manifest with UP 1996 as a trailing unit, negotiates the horseshoe curve at Caliente.
The Lehigh Cement Plant towers over a UP SD70ACe as it switches cuts of cement hoppers at Monolith.