UP 4014 leads the eastbound rail giants special up Cajon Pass near Silverwood on the Mojave Sub.
Framed between the rising mountains of Tehachapi, dotted with windmills eager to catch the passing gusts of wind at this location, a westbound BNSF manifest slugs upgrade into Cameron on a warm af... (more)
Having just passed through the first of many tunnels, Amtrak 11 climbs out of Caliente and toward Tunnel 2 as it detours over Tehachapi.
FXE 4651 works upgrade north of Mojave on the rear of a Levee bound unit oil train.
With the length of its train still snaking through Cliff and Tunnel 5, a northbound UP intermodal train's head-end exists Tunnel 3 as it approaches Bealville in the morning light.
Kern Jct. Sunset. Running over four hours late following the delay of a Metrolink trespasser strike down south in the San Fernando Valley, Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight No. 14 has to w... (more)
Late afternoon at Mojave finds this northbound BNSF unit oil train with Ferromex power on the rear.
Snaking its way through the may curves between Rowen and Woodford, including a horseshoe curve, UP 8132 leads a heavy manifest bound for West Colton up Tehachapi. The head-end power and a number o... (more)
Amtrak 14 drops drown grade through Bealville and meets a waiting BNSF Z train. The Starlights, trains No. 11 and 14, were both forced to detour for three straight days (Sept. 14-16) following Met... (more)
Stainless Steel At Monolith. Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, catches the golden hour rays of sunlight as the popular passenger train detours over Tehachapi. Having just crested t... (more)
Still A Ways To Go. It's been a long day for the crew and passengers on Amtrak 14 as the famed long distance train pulls in to...Bakersfield? That's right, both Coast Starlight's were force... (more)
Long shadows are beginning to be cast as Amtrak 14 descends through Bealville and meets a waiting southbound BNSF Z train.
Stainless Steel Returns to Woodford. Amtrak's detouring northbound Coast Starlight, already running over 4 hours late following a Metrolink trespasser strike in the San Fernando Valley, pou... (more)
Passing Vanishing History. Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight, No. 14, drops downgrade through Clear Creek Ravine and passes the ill-fated Tunnel 4 as it detours over Tehachapi Pass. Rocke... (more)
The Coast Starlight Battles "The Loop." Amtrak 11, the Coast Starlight, makes a rare appearance on the Tehachapi Loop as it works upgrade on its southbound journey to Los Angeles ... (more)