After successfully winding through the loops at Tehachapi and the numerous horse shoe configurations into Caliente, a westbound UP manifest passes the increasingly fading searchlight signals. The ... (more)
UP 7846 works its way out of Caliente and up the caliente horse-shoe on the point of the AOASPX (Oakland, CA to Spring, TX autos).
Leaving Caliente canyon, this southbound drag continues its climb towards Tehachapi Summit.
BNSF7766 lifts the "Wine Train" out of the Narrows towards Caliente.....
A northbound stack train drifts downgrade just beyond tunnel 2 between Bealville and Caliente.
BNSF 746 is the lone DPU on the rear of a Northbound freight, as it heads into Caliente Canyon.
A heavy junk train bound for West Colton yard in Los Angeles begin the climb to the summit of Tehachapi Pass and seen here, at Tunnel 2. Two more units, working in DP mode, push on the rear.
A heavy Manifest screams at gravity at it ascends into the Tehachapi Mountains. This routine sight never gets old....
Spotlight, center stage. The last few minutes of light filter through the canyon and find UP 7907 as the Engineer eases the train into a 10 MPH speed restriction.
A seven-uint EMD helper assists in lifting 10,000 tons of crude oil up the stiff and increasing grade at Caliente.
Six EMDs in full throttle roar out of the Caliente Creek Narrows with a long eastbound pig train.
2 units bring up the end of a Northbound grain load as they enter the Number 2 track at Caliente.
A fast moving BNSF intermodal is about to enter the horseshoe curve at Caliente and begin its long twisting climb to Tehachapi Summit.
Seen from tunnel #1, looking back towards the town of Caliente finds this Northbound freight heading towards Bakersfield.
A BNSF Warbonnet leads a unit coil train through the Tehachapis. The rear DPU's can be seen due to the short length of the train and the need for extra dynamic braking.