A Union Pacific Stack Train battles the steep grade and Curves above Cliff. The train has just exited Tunnel 8 and will soon plunge into Tunnel 9. Massive concrete retaini... (more)
Splitting the searchlight signals in Caliente, BNSF intermodal train Z-KCKNBY1-05 descends Tehachapi Pass on its way from Kansas City to North Bay, the BNSF intermodal facility in San Pablo, Calif... (more)
A Union Pacific stack train curves its way through the Caliente Canyon on a perfect winter afternoon.
Southern Pacific train No. 52, the southbound "San Joaquin Daylight," running south of Caliente in the Tehachapi Mountains of Southern California in January 1960. Photo by Southern Pacif... (more)
BNSF 4042 leads a six-pack of power with a northbound manifest through the horseshoe curve at Caliente, CA. At this date it was nearly the end for the SP-era searchlight signals.
ZBRLC comes up to Tunnel 2 with some nice greenery providing a backdrop on Tehachapi Pass.
10 BNSF GEs rumble towards Tunnel 2.
Rolling to a stop at Caliente, BNSF 8114's assault on the northern slope of Tehachapi Pass has briefly been halted as it will pause to wait for heavy, northbound BNSF grain train to drop down. In ... (more)
Pointing its nose into the morning light, BNSF 7223 drifts downgrade from Tunnel 1 and into Caliente with a Willow Springs, IL - North Bay, CA intermodal train. Making good time on the mountain th... (more)
The northbound Brooklyn Z train descends into the horseshoe curve of Caliente as the MPDWC holds the siding in the background for the meet.
Coming and Going at Caliente
A Southern Pacific intermodal train is stretched around the horseshoe curve at Caliente, California. A single SD40T-2 is pushing the rear of the train,... (more)
Three Southern Pacific tunnel motors lead an eastbound 62-car intermodal train into Caliente, California. Just ahead they will begin the laborious climb to Tehachapi.
A SD70ACE leads a southbound stack up the 2%+ grade near Caliente, CA. There have been several proposals to to build a new alignment to by-pass the severe grades of Tehachapi ... (more)
Mid morning on a cool winter day in the lower Tehachapi’s brings the daily flow of morning north bounds down the mountain, through the majestic emerald foothills. Here, a BNSF intermodal glides ... (more)
The hot LA to Brooklyn Z-train descends down the steep grade of Caliente as it is greeted by the morning rays of sunlight reflecting off of the nose of the UP 8156.