A Barstow bound manifest races away from the setting sun at Bena, as it begins its long arduous climb over the Tehachapi Mountains.
Early morning light fills the Tehachapi Creek Canyon, as four C44-9Ws lead the Z-STOWSP out of Tunnel 7 high above the creek bottom below.
Three DPUs bring up the rear of a unit coal train as they descend through the curves high above Tehachapi Creek at Cliff.
Two brand new C4's lead the GE Test Car, two more GE's and 87 cars on a Pasco, WA to Barstow, CA manifest, as they start their climb up Tehachapi Pass catching last light at Sandcut.
A seven car BNSF officer's special led by two ES44DCs rounds the curve at Warren as it descends the eastern slope of Tehachapi Pass.
After meeting one at Woodford, BNSF6606 tries to get back going on the grade... Run 6, sanders on, and he couldn't pull it, just kept rolling backwards. I guess BNSF will learn the hard way you ca... (more)
Not long before being repainted into red and silver, FP45 5993 leads an eastbound manifest as a burned-off slope looms in the distance.
At dawn on the first day of summer 1973, FP45 5947 leads an eastbound manifest at Ilmon.
Just before sunset, the Oil Cans' helper set roars into Caliente, its exhaust illuminated by the low sun.
Early in the morning a heavy eastbound manifest rounds a corner at Cable Crossover with its power shooting exhaust skyward.
After waiting for MOW personnel to complete switch repairs, the QRVWCB resumes its trip to West Colton as it departs from the south end of Mojave. Two other trains can also be seen in this shot. ... (more)
Exhaust roars skyward as a six-unit helper pushes the Oil Cans uphill toward the approaching summit.
A seven-unit helper pushes hard to lift the 10,000-ton train up the stiff grade at Rowen.
Eight locomotives drag a long manifest uphill through the S-curve at Warren.
A Santa Fe pig train drops down through the old station of La Rose in the defile that allowed the SP to build the line from Tehachapi to Mojave.