The helper engineer on the SP 8499 invited me up into the cab to take photographs of the approaching Oil Can train led by SP 8243. In a flash I was up in the cab, happy as can be, taking photos a... (more)
An SP meets the competition at Tehachapi. When I lived in Southern California I made as many trip as I could to Tehachapi and when I moved to CO every trip home involved a trip to Tehachapi as it ... (more)
A First for Me. Out of all the times I've visited Tehachapi, this afternoon marked the first I've ever seen the small industry just west of the 4,064-foot summit be served by the Union Paci... (more)
As the mist slowly rises above Tunnel 17, UP 2735 leads an officers special upgrade toward the town of Tehachapi.
A quartet of BNSF Railway locomotives serve as DPU's on a Mojave-bound freight train ascending the world famous Tehachapi Pass.
ATSF 8025 East fights 2.2% worth of gravity around the horseshoe curve between Allard and Bealville, CA on the line over Tehachapi. The spring colors lasted late that year, and are beginning to br... (more)
Five Super Fleet units are in charge of the 199 train as it begins the descent into the San Joaquin Valley.
About to cross over itself.
UP 9911 leads a southbound train of baretables through Tehachapi. Thick cloud cover had the pass socked in, and we were lucky with a sucker hole for this train.
On a chilly but still afternoon in December 1990, SP 7447 West rolls off the summit of Tehachapi Pass and passes under the famous cantilever signal bridge at the west end of Tehachapi. During this... (more)
UP's 3988 is heading towards the famous Tehachapi Loop after waiting for some 30 min on a red signal.
Shortly before reaching the summit, train IBRLC screams through Tehachapi Valley after winding and grinding up the steady 2% grade from Bakersfield.
After clearing the last tunnel on Tehachapi Pass at cable, IBRLC approaches the town of Tehachapi with a trio of EMD products.
A BNSF stack train blasts uphill near tunnel 2 in Tehachapi.
Union Pacific 3557 leads a trio of SP locomotives out of tunnel 9 on Tehachapi Loop. This train was very long and easily looped over itself. The railfan standing on the stairs to the left is my ... (more)