An eastbound Southern Pacific train passes through Tunnel 5 as it ascends the Tehachapi grade.
After spending a few hours at Cliff siding on Tehachapi, we had begun the long walk back to Bealville. As we were nearing Tunnel 5, we encountered an eastbound Santa Fe manifest with a U36C on the... (more)
With dynamic brakes whining, a Santa Fe eastbound intermodal train exits tunnel 5. In 1952, a massive earthquake hit this area, destroying tunnel 4 and damaging tunnel 5. SP built a temporary, ver... (more)
In the late afternoon, an eastbound Santa Fe pig train climbs out of tunnel 5 toward Cliff.
A very long eastbound SP manifest roars up the grade east of Bealville, with the head end exiting tunnel 5 and its trailers still passing in the foreground. This train was a good 10,000 feet long!... (more)
A helper set of a U36C and an F45 help an eastbound through the curves of Clear Creek Ravine.
559 East blasts out of the east portal of tunnel 5, a tunnel that was severly damaged by the earthquake here in the early 1950s.