UP's Southbound ZBRLC heads into the Tehachapi Mountains between Bena and Illmon in the early morning.
SP 7874 shows off the Santa Fe Southern Pacific "Kodachrome" paint scheme while it sits in one of the helper spur at Bena.
In the early morning light of a winter day, a north bound BNSF intermodal quickly glides off the hill, between Ilmon and Bena, and is seconds from entering double tracking for the remainder of the... (more)
As the rain continues to fall over the San Joaquin Valley in the distance, a long south bound BNSF intermodal gets underway again after having held at Bena for a few north bounds to come off the h... (more)
A BNSF Railway manifest rolls through Bena, passing the iconic Southern Pacific searchlight signals at Sandcut on its way to northern California from the Midwest.
Late afternoon in Ilmon, near Bakersfield, with a southeastbound BNSF intermodal train by Tehachapi Pass.
Eastbound BNSF container train at Bena, California with C44-9W 4962, 5373,4786 and C40-8W 901. Note the end of the train coming down Sand Patch.
BNSF C44-9W 4794 with two ex/BN SD40-2s at Bena, California.
BNSF Stack train makes good time between Ilmon and Bena after rolling out of the Tehachapi mountains.
Eastbound BNSF double stack at Sandcut near Bena, California, September 22, 2011.
Eastbound SP "Monolith Local" leaning into the super elevated curve near Sandcut
An eastbound SP manifest cuts in a mid-train helper at Bena. In a moment the man on the ground will raise his hands to indicate to the engineer that he's approaching a "hook."
At dusk, a heritage I GE awaits a train at Bena
A hot Z9 passes through the area between Bena and Illmon as it heads North towards Bakersfield.
Racing along Bena Road, UP 2539 South is the first in a small fleet of Southbound trains that will be heading up the hill on a warm fall day in the Tehachapi Mountains.