RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 2651 Union Pacific GE ET45AH at Tehachapi Pass, California by Ryan S.
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Union Pacific (more..)
GE ET45AH (more..)
Allard Horseshoe  (more..)
Tehachapi Pass, California, USA (more..)
March 09, 2016
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UP 2651 (more..)
MFRWC-08 (more..)
Ryan Slaton (more..)
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Trading distance for elevation Southern Pacific's Civil Engineer William Hood was able to take his railroad out of the Caliente Valley and over the once thought insurmountable Tehachapis. In just 6 rails miles Hood's road climbed 700' in elevation leaving the floor of the Caliente Valley, the same distance as the crow flies was separated by 1 mile. Following the grade carved into Tehachapi's rolling hills in 1876, eastbound Union Pacific tonnage conforms to the Allard Horseshoe curve as it climbs through the Tehachapis.
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