On a bright August afternoon, an eastbound Manifest for the CN at Joliet heads through Chillicothe powered by a pair of BNSF dash 9's.
BNSF 4167 races west near Hodge on the Cajon Sub.
The 2.2% ruling grade over Tehachapi Pass is very apparent in this shot as northbound stacks head through the horseshoe curve at Allard.
A northbound stack train drifts downgrade just beyond tunnel 2 between Bealville and Caliente.
A northbound stack train eases down Tehachapi Pass and over one of the big fills at Allard.
The angle and harsh heat of the afternoon sun have begun to drop as a BNSF manifest in the hands of five GE's roars uphill towards tunnel 2.
A westbound on main #2 comes out of the fog as snow continues to fall. Behind the train is Hill 582.
The sun is getting low and so is the engineers visor.
EOS 20D - Dallas Skyline in the background.