It is late December 2015 and Tehachapi's rolling foothills have already began to take on a nice shade of green, foreshadowing the fantastic spring colors to come in 2016. Through the cool of that ... (more)
A Pair of UP heavies wait in LaSalle, Colorado for a train to be assembled.
A late afternoon stack train meanders west just outside of Echo Canyon.
With the afternoon sun peaking in and out of the clouds a lumber heavy eastbound Union Pacific manifest climbs the grade out of Caliente and towards the former station of Allard (today the westend... (more)
On Feb 6, 2016 I finally got some green. Growing up in Bakersfield its hard to believe I dont have more views of Tehachapi with the lush green spring grass. But I was left when I was 19...had more... (more)
With code-line poles and searchlight signals framing the scene Union Pacific's eastbound 'salad shooter' works up Sherman Hill at the top end of Hermosa.
Making the final push to Tehachapi Summit, UP 2619 lugs a colorful Herzog ballast train toward up the eastern face of the famous pass as the Monolith cement plant stands in the background.
In the late afternoon sun, Union Pacific ES44AH No. 2591 races south with the Salt Lake City-Denver Z-Train while passing the big grain elevator in Platteville, Colorado, on October 3, 2018.
Completed by 1953 Union Pacific's third main track over Sherman Hill, also known as the 'Harriman Line', traded 10 extra miles for an easier gradient for heavy westbounds on the busy Overland Rout... (more)
Inspecting 'Walonger'. On leap year day 2016 a three car Union Pacific inspection special climbs the Tehachapi grade just below Marcel, giving officials on board a close-up view of the progress be... (more)
A westbound empty rail train comes off the ex T&P line at Sierra Blanca, TX. The original SP Sunset Route is the track branching off to the right.
Westbound rock train at El Casco.
Passing through West Barstow, UP 2602 leads a CP and NS unit on a loaded Ethanol train.
UP 2602 along with a couple pool units from CP and NS lead a westbound loaded ethanol train on the Cajon Sub near Hodge. Tacked onto the rear of the long train is a pair of SD70M manned helpers.
CN pool power leads a westbound grain load through Hinkley on the Mojave Sub.