BNSF auto racks climb south up the Tehachapi's in the darkness of cloud shadows.
DPUs bring up the rear of a BNSF grain train that is rounding the Tehachapi Loop in the soft light at dusk.
Chugging up grade on a warm summer afternoon and exiting tunnel 1 while the rear portion of this BNSF intermodal stretches down into Caliente.
A BNSF stack train exits tunnel 10, on a summer morning a few years back when the construction of the double tracking was in progress around tunnel 10 above the Tehachapi Loop.
A UP manifest loaded down with pacific northwest lumber charges up grade through Bealville with all three locomotives pointing forward in elephant style.
Amtrak #6 rounds the curve in Alta, CA on a warm summer afternoon.
A hot summer afternoon, spent on the rocks, comes to an end with a wave of south bounds climbing the Tehachapi grade, as the BNSF auto rack train leading the parade is seen looping around the Teha... (more)
Early afternoon Amtrak #6, the California Zephyr, climbs the grade between Penryn, CA and Newcastle, CA on the number 2 track on a perfect winter day.
Rounding the reverse curve in Alta and throttling back up on the grade after receiving a clear signal is Amtrak #6 on a cold afternoon in the Sierras. The snow is beginning to melt and the red cla... (more)
Climbing the number 2 track up the Sierra Nevada foothills, on a warm summer morning, tunnel threading between 15 and 16. The Sierra Nevada foothills to me are like paradise on earth for a rail ph... (more)
Led by red and silver, this BNSF intermodal drifts down grade through Tehachapi's tunnel district, where tunnels 17, 16, 15 and 14 lie.
On the move and out of town.
Operation Lifesaver unit #457 cruises by along the California coastline at Emma Wood State Beach in the winter afternoon light a few days before New Years. Even during winter the warm California s... (more)
Heading east and crossing the San Joaquin River on a gloomy, fall afternoon.
A UP officer special glides down the pacific coastline just outside of Ventura, CA, in the early hours of a perfect fall day, while surfers enjoy the morning waves.