Union Pacific's Rio Grande heritage unit leads the MWCFR, as it swings into tunnel #2 at the north end of Bealville.
A break in the clouds provides a little "storm light" while UP 7680 rolls over Sandcut.
As the sun gets low in the Tehachapis a Union Pacific West Colton to Fresno manifest battles the 2.2% grade though Cameron Canyon between Mojave and Tehachapi. Even with five large locomotives on... (more)
High above Tehachapi Creek, a rather short Fresno bound manifest hugs the side of the hills at Cliff, as it glides downgrade toward Bakersfield.
Stopped in the canyon below Caliente, the train's conductor begins the long walk back to check for a defect on one of the cars. Meanwhile, BNSF's rapid responder shows up to lend assistance illum... (more)
UP 1989 leads a West Colton to Fresno manifest, as it approaches Tunnel #5 at the north end of Cliff.
UP 1989 leads the MWCFR, as it crests the summit at Tehachapi after a slow climb up the east side of the Tehachapi Mountains.
Shortly after beginning its downhill run at Tehachapi, UP 1995 rounds the curve just above Cable X-Over with two other EMDs and a West Colton to Fresno manifest in tow.
UP 1995 leads an all EMD consist on a Fresno bound manifest, as it works up the #2 track toward Cameron on the eastern slope of the Tehachapi Mountains.