Overlooking the Tejon Ranch early in the morning, we can see two freights meeting on the Allard Horseshoe, one an SP eastbound, the other a Santa Fe pig heading for the San Joaquin Valley. Springt... (more)
SP 9177 East, a long manifest that takes up the entire horseshoe and then some, exits Allard as it attacks the grade here at the Tejon Ranch with the assistance of a three-unit helper. In the days... (more)
An eastbound bare-table train climbs the Tehachapi grade, as the train approaches Tunnel 3 in Allard, Ca. The train is powered by a GP50, with a pair of SF30C locomotives trailing.
An eastbound Santa Fe pig train exits the horseshoe at Allard, California. The train’s caboose can be seen in the distance, with 44 TOFC cars separating it from the engines.
The World’s Fair Daylight works upgrade at Allard on the Tehachapi grade. It seems to me that the 4449 was having a minor issue, as it was alternately putting up dark clouds of smoke and th... (more)
A six-unit SP light helper rolls downhill through the multiple reverse curves near the Allard Horseshoe.
Just as the sun rises in the northeast, the head end of SP 9182 East comes out of the Alllard Horseshoe, while its rear helper is still in the middle of the big curve. Below is the beautiful pastu... (more)
Right at sun-up, an eastbound Santa Fe pig train roars around the Allard Horseshoe as it fights the tough grade on Tehachapi's western slope. As the trailers swing past us in deep morning shadows,... (more)
A Santa Fe "snoot" leads an eastbound freight around the 10-degree Allard horseshoe curve on the long climb up Tehachapi Pass.
A westbound SP manifest makes its way around the Allard Horseshoe surrounded by the beautiful rolling grassland of the Tejon Ranch.
Just after sunrise, an SP eastbound negotiates the multiple reverse curves at Bealville's west end and heads into the Allard Horseshoe.
Front end power and rear end helpers of a same manifest going past the Allard horseshoe curve between Caliente and Bealville
A giant unit grain train drops down through the Allard Horseshoe in full dynamic.
With the beautifully manicured fields of the Tejon Ranch at its center, a huge SP eastbound manifest fills the horseshoe at Allard, its head end just below us and its helper straight across the va... (more)