If a locomotive could enjoy the weather Instead of polishing the rails in a frigid Big Sky Country winter, Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XR No. 262 soaks up the California sunshine as par... (more)
On a glorious late winter day in the Kern County mountains, an eastbound BNSF stack train takes on the grueling, and very evident, 2.52% ruling grade between Caliente and Bealville on Tehachapi Pa... (more)
SP's unit oil train from Bakersfield to Carson was climbing the Tehachapi grade at Tunnel two near Caliente
Two BNSF GE's haul the U GEGBAR5-13G (Gregg, CA to Barstow, CA) upgrade out of the horseshoe curve at Caliente.
A 46-car westbound rolls out of Caliente with a mix of three GP30's and three GP35's. If only all of those Santa Fe boxcars were bright red.......
A northbound ethanol train glides out of Tunnel 2 under dynamic braking as it heads to Bakersfield.
A northbound intermodal descends under dynamics into Caliente. A four-pack of GE's in pachyderm style control the descent.
In the last sliver of daylight, BNSF 4450 leads a train of containers, trailers and autoracks up the hill between Caliente and Bealville.
A clean ES44C4 head up a Vancouver bound manifest as it negotiates the many curves of Caliente on Union Pacific's Mojave Subdivision
BNSF's Stockton, CA to Chicago, IL Q-train is seen here hammering up the 1.9% grade coming out of Caliente in some beautiful storm lighting.
Santa Fe 3751 heads home from Railfair '99 in Sacramento as it makes a run towards Tehachapi Loop just before sunset. Unfortunately for the hundreds of people gathered at the Loop, the locomotive ... (more)
UP4310 climbs upgrade towards Tunnel with a train of brand new UMAX containers.
Eastbound BNSF Modesto to Streater "Wine Train" helper power climbing the Tehachapi grade about to enter tunnel two above Caliente. The nickname is due to the large amount of wine from t... (more)
Eastbound BNSF Modesto to Streater "Wine Train" climbing the Tehachapi grade about to enter tunnel two above Caliente. The nickname is due to the large amount of wine from the Central Va... (more)
A common sight at one of my favorite places.