A Chicago bound unit auto train races down the short grade between Sandcut and Bena in the early morning light.
If you've ever wondered what a $800 shot looks like, this is it. Two dropped lenses and $800 worth of repairs gets you this.... it wasn't worth it. I used the only lens still working to bag this... (more)
A cantilever signal bridge indicates all red, after the passing of a BNSF intermodal train, as Tehachapi's 4th of July fireworks show lights the night sky.
C44-9W #4094 leads two other Dash 9s on a northbound z-train between Tunnel #1 and #2.
On an exceptionally clear day in the Tehachapi Mountains, this Union Pacific manifest wraps itself around the loop at Walong. As the lead units near the south switch, the DPUs can be seen emergin... (more)
As the setting sun lights up the evening sky, BNSF's M-BARRIC holds on the #2 track as a Union Pacific manifest gets underway after a crew change in Bakersfield.
Two C44-9Ws assist with dynamic braking on a unit grain train, as it rolls downgrade out of Tunnel 2.
Three C44-9Ws are cut in as a mid-train distributed power set on a unit grain train, as it snakes its way down through the north end of Bealville.
With the town of Tehachapi in the distance, nine units total are in control of a loaded unit grain train, as it begins its descent toward Bakersfield, shortly after having crested the summit sever... (more)
After having crested the summit, Amtrak's detoured Coast Starlight #14 drifts downgrade through Marcel, nine miles railroad north of Tehachapi.
With the M-BARSTO1-21A waiting in the siding, Coast Starlight #11 rolls by on the main at the north end of Woodford.
C44-9W #9821 leads the ZBRLC out of Tunnel #10, and past the north switch at Marcel, as it tackles the 2.2% grade.
Amtrak's detoured Coast Starlight #11, works up the #1 track through Cable X-Over, as it continues its ascent toward Tehachapi Summit.
A red and silver warbonnet is in control of the M-BARSTO as it climbs the short grade at Sandcut.