Twilight engulfs the evening sky as BNSF 7002 leads the Stockton, CA to Willow Springs, IL high priority "Z" train through Sandcut.
BNSF 7770 charges upgrade out of Tunnel 2.
An example of the new "super slippers" leads up and Alliance, TX bound "Q" train at Tunnel 2.
The Stockton to Willow Springs "Z" train pulls hard up to Tunnel 2.
Last Rites for an old friend.
BNSF 693 leads a bare table through Sandcut.
BNSF 7916 heads for Tehachapi Pass as the sun sets over Bakersfield.
Union Pacific 3872 heads away from the late afternoon sun.
BNSF 4925 pulls hard, climbing the first hill out of Bakersfield. The setting sun casts a halo of vibrant colors as the train passes in front of it.
A Union Pacific stack train crests the last Northbound grade on Tehachapi Pass, from here, 12 miles of straight, mostly downhill track lies ahead of the crew on their way to Bakersfield.
UP 8484 heads up an inter-modal train, Northbound at Bealville.
The setting sun and storm clouds combine to create colorful contrasts that surround BNSF 7418 at Sandcut.
Both North and Southbound trains occupy the siding at Bealville, while BNSF 7842 glides down the main line.
Waiting at Sandcut for a fleet of Northbound trains, the sun drops below the clouds and illuminates the flanks of BNSF's Richmond, CA to Alliance, TX guaranteed intermodal train.
BNSF 4523 rolls through a pocket of light cast through a break in a small thunderstorm.