Santa Fe 5533 West storms past SP's yard late in the morning as it approaches the point where the Tehachapi grade starts in earnest.
Shortly after sunrise, a heavy SP open hopper train, with brake shoe smoke rising plentifully from its sides, descends the pass into Mojave.
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)
FXE 4651 works upgrade north of Mojave on the rear of a Levee bound unit oil train.
Late afternoon at Mojave finds this northbound BNSF unit oil train with Ferromex power on the rear.
Santa Fe's hottest eastbound train, 991, has just cleared the turnout off SP's Mojave Sub onto Santa Fe's Mojave Sub for the sprint to Barstow and eventually Chicago.
Late afternoon finds a fast moving ZLCLT making easy work of the 2.2% grade out of Mojave.
UP 4748 in fresh paint at South Mojave, 8/31/19.
Exiting the desert and heading into the mountains.
UP 7296 in fresh paint leads a coal empty off the Lone Pine Sub at Chaffee. This crew had to endure a lengthy wait to enter the double main track due to heavy BNSF traffic this afternoon.
UP 9099 hustles the hot LATC to Lathrop Z-train Westbound as an Eastbound manifest heads towards Mojave in the background.
Eastbound SP pigs Mojave
Trains and Planes Under Threatening Skies. A passing storm system dumps rain in the background across the high desert as PRLX works a cut of cars to the transfer point with Union Pacific's ... (more)
Progress Rail SW-9 switches out a couple of boxcars at the Mojave Air & Space Port, where Progress maintains a wheel refurbishment facility