Four units drag a seemingly endless string of trailers upgrade through Tehachapi Loop.
The Caliente foothills have a golden glow in the evening light, as four GEs round the curve toward Tunnel #1, with the Q-STOALT in tow.
SD70ACe #8529 has the IOALB up to track speed as it rounds the broad curve east of Monolith.
A unit cement train led by a new C45ACCTE rolls to a stop at Cable X-Over, as it waits for a southbound manifest and the circus train to pass.
A C44-9W leads three other GEs with the M-MODSEL in tow, as it begins the long climb out of Caliente towards the summit. The rear end DPUs can be seen still passing through Caliente proper, on th... (more)
The Greatest Show on Earth...the Ringling Brothers circus train heads south through the broad curve at Monolith.
The Ringling Brothers circus train is about to enter Tehachapi Loop, southbound on the UP Mojave Sub.
With smoke still lingering in the air from its Tunnel 3 exit, four C44-9Ws lead the Z-RICCHI over the fill above Clear Creek.
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.