BNSF 879 East rounds the sweeping curve at Sandcut and begins the descent to Bena.
A trio of EMDs leads a southbound intermodal up the course of Caliente Creek.
An eastbound intermodal train roars up the main as a manifest holds in the siding.
Running well behind its normal schedule, the "Brooklyn" climbs the 2.2% grade out of Tunnel #1, between Caliente and Bealville on UP's Mojave Sub.
BNSF 843 East is about to duck into tunnel 3.
BNSF 4998 East departs Bealville siding as 843 East waits on the main.
BNSF 4998 East rounds a sweeping curve just west of Ilmon.
UP 5523 North, with three GEVOs and a SD70ACe up front, slowly rolls downgrade through Caliente until the rear of the train clears the speed restriction for northbounds on the horseshoe curve.
The two DPUs assigned to the MWCPT slide past UP 1996 on the point of the ZBRLC, as it waits in the hole for two northbounds to pass at Woodford.
Eight units are on the point of this z-train as it climbs through Cable, several miles below the summit at Tehachapi.
The M-BAKBAR has itself wrapped around the many curves at Bealville, as the four lead units pass the controlled crossover above, the two DPUs can be seen bringing up the rear below.
The Z-RICWSP1-28A blasts through the s-turn at Sandcut, as it begins its journey towards the summit at Tehachapi, in the early hours of a summer night.
Two SD70ACes hustle the ILBOA up the short hill at Sandcut, past a waiting BNSF manifest.
Four C44-9Ws roll downgrade through Cable X-Over with a unit train consisting mostly of ex. Burlington Northern woodchip hoppers loaded with cottonseed.
A very long train rounds Allard horseshoe. Now with only 3 units on the daily z its very interesting to watch. It looked like one of UP's heavy manifest climbing up Tehachapi and not like a z-trai... (more)