In the mid morning light of a dry spring day in the Tehachapi’s, a north bound UP intermodal drifts down the curves from tunnel 1 and into the south leg of the Caliente horseshoe.
The smog from the basin has set in. As a Santa Fe train works it way up the mountain, toward Tehachapi.
676 leads D8-40BW 547, SD75M 206 and D9-44CW 600 on the climb towards Tunnel 1.
On a frosty, winter morning at the Tehachapi Loop, a BNSF manifest has it’s turn at the railroad landmark, climbing the grade toward the town of Tehachapi. A winter storm had quickly broke apart j... (more)
The Caliente Creek flows more like a river on this spring afternoon in February 2017 as a BNSF grain train rumbles south up beside the creek and is entering the north end of the Caliente Canyon. T... (more)
It's a moonlit scene between tunnels 1 and 2, as a northbound BNSF auto rack train curves it's way down the Tehachapi foothills around midnight on a perfect spring night.
The sun shines through dense fog and down onto a BNSF intermodal charging up Tehachapi's western slope between tunnels 1 and 2.
SD40T-2 8331 leads a motley selection of power around the horseshoe curve at Caliente - C30-7 CRL 529, GP40 DRGW 3149 and F40PH AMTK 282.
Sitting nearly at the base of the Tehachapi grade, Caliente in its heyday was a busy spot on the railroad, today what's left is only a few houses and a general post office. The once 4 tracks that ... (more)
A north bound BNSF intermodal twists it’s way through the emerald hillsides around the Caliente area on a beautiful spring day. It’s unbelievable to see the UP right of way from up here, twisting ... (more)
DPUs on a south bound UP manifest continue to push with all their might up through the Caliente Canyon, by a north bound UP manifest, and into the town of Caliente on a perfect spring afternoon.
A BNSF intermodal descends the lower Tehachapi foothills in perfect spring conditions.
One from the great spring of 2016 in the Tehachapi foothills. As rain clouds continue to gather and retreat at the same time above Caliente, Tehachapi rail traffic continues to move along nicely w... (more)
Under some extreme haze in the western Tehachapi's, a south bound BNSF intermodal wraps itself around Caliente's horseshoe curve in the mid-morning hours of a winter's day.
Northbound BNSF No. 4251 pulling stacks, rolls along towards Caliente and the beginning of the climb to Tehachapi.