The Rio Grande heritage unit leads a manifest downgrade through Cliff. The setting sun helps contrast the unit from the green hillside.
A BNSF Z9 UPS train charges up through the Tehachapi Loop on its way for Chicago, IL.
BNSF C44-9W 5418 leads a Westbound manifest out of Bakersfield. The background shows the industry of which put Kern County on the map, Oil. Also seen behind all the haze is the silohette of Mt. ... (more)
BNSF GP30 2468 leads a local back to Bakersfield just after doing some work at the Lone Star Spur a couple miles back. Dark clouds loom over the horizon, indicating an approaching storm on this y... (more)
BNSF C44-9W leads a heavy grain train down Tehachapi pass as the sun begins to set behind the hills. This train had 4 motors up front, 3 in the shadow and 2 on the rear. A pretty large train if yo... (more)
The BNSF employee special waits for the word to back out of the 0221 track and out on to the main. Amtrak, San Joaquin 704, sits on the other main just clear of the crossover.
The BNSF employee special departs Bakersfield under the cover of darkness for Barstow.
BNSF 7624 ES44DC slowely crawls down the inside loop of the famous "Tehachapi Loop" with its dynamic brakes screaming and its train brakes squeeling.
Union Pacific manifest lead by UP 8720 SD70ACe, banks into the curve at the top end of Sandcut.
Two San Joaquins rest over night in Bakersfield. Both are led by P42s. The "WP" P42 is seen on Track 1. The Western Pacific decal was stuck on it by the engineer of the Feather River Excursion ... (more)
BNSF Railway C44-9W, BNSF 4339, brings up the rear as a DPU on an Eastbound manifest lead by BNSF 4358. It has just past the location of where tunnel 4 once stood.
BNSF Railway C44-9W, BNSF 4358, leading an eastbound manifest out of tunnel 3 between Bealville anc Cliff.
Union Pacific SD70M, UP 4569, leading a small manifest out of tunnel 3 between Bealville anc Cliff.
An awsome power line up for the Edison local with BNSF GP-38 2953 leading, BNSF GP-35 2591, BNSF GP-30 2456 and BNSF GP-38 2952. Also seen at the rear of this small train is ex-ATSF Caboose 999805... (more)
UP 5475 ES44AC leads a manifest across the Tehachapi pass. Here it is seen at the banked curve just below the loop