Seven cab-forward GE units work hard to lift a heavily laden mixed freight uphill and around the tight curvature into tunnel 2.
Late on a warm spring afternoon a trio of BNSF GE's thunder around the sharp curve just below tunnel 2 with a mixed freight.
A BNSF grain train drops into Edison as the "middle" DP consist assists in holding back 15,000 tons of grain. The train has left the Tehachapi Mountains behind and will soon be in Bakersfield.
BNSF 5179 lugs a "repo" train through Bealville.
BNSF 5179 lugs a "repo" train out of the narrow canyon between Ilmon and Caliente.
A little shaken, but not deterred by a very close encounter with a very angry rattlesnake started this shot of a bare-table dropping down the hill between Sandcut and Bena.
Day begins it's entrance as the DPU of a westbound grain train awaits it's summons for duty at Bakersfield.
The Freedom train is heading for Los Angeles, and is the first trip to LA for the newly restored GS4. Seen at Caliente siding on the Tehachapi line. Doyle can be seen leaning out the cab looking a... (more)
The crew aboard BNSF 5276 tackles the last hurdle on their trip from Barstow to Bakersfield as the sun nears the horizon.
An ex. Southern Pacific Police caboose, now used as a shoving platform for this remote controlled yard job, brings up the rear as an ex. Missouri Pacific GP38-2 leads it short train toward Kern Jc... (more)
String of Santa Fe motors are seen here moving through the turntable
Eastbound manifest, just leaving the yard limits of Bakersfield. This SP Tunnel Motor was somewhat more distinctive then others due to its "L" shaped window over the engineers side of the cab.
Sitting at one of the tracks next to the old roundhouse. This unit was reborn in 1972 after many years of service as an F-7, ATSF 235, to continue a couple more decades of service.
Panorama of the SF Bakersfield Yards with the old Roundhouse