Recent winter storms have brought a pleasant shade of green to the surrounding hills as one of Union Pacific's many daily West Colton - Roseville manifests drifts downgrade near the south end of W... (more)
UP 3014, an SD70ACe-T4, on its first revenue run leads the MWCRV through fog and light rain only to reach the top of Cajon Pass in a burst of sun!
Following right on the heels of another northbound, UP 2611 leads a long West Colton to Roseville manifest at Canyon.
New UP Tier4 power leads a Northbound manifest into Caliente in the early morning.
With the wail of the dynamic break fans echoing off the hills a Union Pacific West Colton to Roseville manifest slowly makes its decent of Tehachapi Pass between Rowen and Cliff.
UP 5450 drops downgrade around the Tehachapi Loop.
UP 7628 takes the signal at Sandcut. The good old Searchlights are slated for retirement in 2012.
The MWCRV rolls towards Edison minutes before sunset on a warm dusty afternoon.
Northbound West Colton to Roseville manifest MWCRV-3 splits the searchlight signals at Caliente as it heads towards Bakersfield.
A Roseville bound manifest blasts by the SP style target signal at MP 366.6 just south of Monolith, on Union Pacific's Mojave Sub.
UP 5523 North, with three GEVOs and a SD70ACe up front, slowly rolls downgrade through Caliente until the rear of the train clears the speed restriction for northbounds on the horseshoe curve.
Just another manifest to keep the adrenaline level up...
Another rerouted manifest makes it's way up Soledad Cyn where the canyon begins to get narrow. This one was caught crossing the bridge over the Santa Clara River, and about to enter tunnel #19.
A rare find in Soledad Cyn, this manifest is one of a number of reroutes using the canyon as of late due to track work being done on Cajon Pass. This was taken near Capra Rd coming out of Tunnel ... (more)
Due to the recent trestle fire in Northern California, this train was being rerouted over the LA&SL.