Three Santa Fe cowls lead an eastbound manifest past SP's Mojave Yard with the Tehachapi Mountains for a backdrop.
As the Amtrak Pacific Railroad Society Mountain Outin Special heads westbound out of Mojave towards the Tehachapi Pass, we met many eastbound trains, including SP 9368. Every vestibule door was op... (more)
Between Walong and Marcel and after crossing the Tehachapi loop, BNSF double stack train twists it's way south up through the reverse curves above tunnel 10 and continues climbing towards the summ... (more)
Santa Fe 8703 West waits in the siding at the Loop for a meet with SP's Tehachapi Mountain Local.
After meeting a westbound Santa Fe manifest, a hot 991 train continues its climb up the pass as it departs Woodford siding.
With SP's loaded Oil Cans stopped just west of Ilmon, a member of the helper crew walks back towards his units after conferring with the head-end crew regarding the problem with the train. The hea... (more)
SP 8232 East roars through the sequential reverse curves of the Narrows just west of Caliente. When the SP built the line through this area, it put it virtually on top of Caliente Creek. That was ... (more)
In the midst of a hazy morning in the lower Tehachapi hills, a north bound BNSF intermodal drifts its way down the extremely saturated landscape, around the horseshoe curve through tunnel 2, and i... (more)
Part of a morning fleet of Santa Fe westbounds, 844 West rounds the sweeping curve at Sandcut before starting the long descent to Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley.
Within the hazy depths of the Caliente Canyon, a south bound BNSF intermodal, with a borrowed UP unit, echoes it’s way through the rocky hill sides and is minutes from entering the town of Calient... (more)
A short UP manifest climbs up the lower Tehachapi foothills and through the curves of Allard, catching the winter afternoon sun poking in and out of a patchy cloud sky.
On a late summer morning in the higher Tehachapi Mountains, a south bound BNSF stack train works slowly up grade, passing through tunnels 14, 15, 16 and 17, between Marcel and Cable.
An eastbound Santa Fe pig train roars uphill past orange groves as it approaches the big "groove" at Sandcut.
Freshly painted and rebuilt Santa Fe SDF40 No. 5264 leads an eastbound manifest at Cable Crossover. Santa Fe acquired the big EMD from Amtrak and converted it to a freight locomotive.
With another Tehachapi summer night underway, a south bound BNSF intermodal rumbles up grade and lights the right of way through the tight confines of the cut just below the Tehachapi Loop, while ... (more)