3 SD70M’s lead a UP train through Caliente, while a southbound BNSF train waits its turn to climb up the mountain and through the Tehachapi Loop.
Detouring northbound Coast Starlight.
Northbound doublestack making its round at the Tehachapi Loop.
A southbound BNSF train works upgrade from Caliente.
Southbound detouring Coast Starlight speeds past a stopped double stack.
We are about to enter Tunnel 9 at the famous Tehachapi Loop on the detouring Coast Starlight. From Lounge Cafe 33020.
The detouring northbound Coast Starlight passing through Bealville.
Stack cars pass from the darkness into the light of a waiting Union Pacific manifest, during a cool autumn night in Caliente.
During the last few minutes of sunlight a BNSF "Z-train" crests over the summit at Tehachapi under cloudy skies.
After having met its southbound counterpart at Marcel, Amtrak's northbound detouring Coast Starlight passes over the Tehachapi Creek, just south of Woodford.
In a rare scene, Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight crosses Baker St., and continues its northbound journey after changing crews at the Union Pacific yard office in Bakersfield. The previous deto... (more)
Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight passes by a Union Pacific work train, as the two P42DCs make easy work of the uphill climb through Woodford.
Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight threads its way through the Caliente Creek Narrows, as it begins its climb toward the summit.
Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight approaches Tunnel #3, as it climbs the 2.1% grade out of Bealville on Union Pacific's Mojave Sub.