BNSF 7244 and several sisters drag an intermodal train up to Tunnel 2. Ahead is the long climb to the summit at Tehachapi.
The North Bay, CA to Willow Springs, IL Z9 charges up Tehachapi Pass as it begins the steep climb to the summit at Caliente.
A pair of EMD SD70ACes have no trouble battling out of Caliente as they pull a 97 car long empty baretable.
ExSanta Fe now BNSF 8701 leads an eastbound BNSF manifest climbing out of Caliente in the Tehachapi Mountains. For reasons unkown to me almost twenty years after the merger the entire class of GP6... (more)
A Southern Pacific eastbound intermodal coils through the curves on the lower level of the line over Tehachapi Pass between Ilmon and Caliente.
A rebuilt SD45 (actually an SD40M-2 in SP parlance) leads a westbound freight off Tehachapi as it exits the long Bealville-Allard siding at Tunnel 2. The Rio Grande-style speed lettering comes fro... (more)
A ten-unit eastbound Santa Fe drag is making good time up Tehachapi as it approaches the west portal of Tunnel 2. All that horsepower is running and on line, so the hoghead is able to keep a breez... (more)
Late in the day, a westbound Santa Fe freight drops downgrade as it approaches the east portal of Tunnel 2, on the grade to Tehachapi. In the distance, an eastbound Santa Fe freight---which has ju... (more)
Westbound SP train descending the Tehachapi Mountains between Caliente and Bealville
UP 9137 shoves hard on the rear of a BNSF freight as heads east into Tunnel 2.
A UP stack train descends Tehachapi Pass as it is about to head into Tunnel 2 on a beautiful evening in Caliente.
A southbound BNSF freight waits in the siding at Caliente while a northbound descends through the pass.
A ubiquitous Heritage II Dash 9 leads two worn Warbonnet Dash 8s downhill through Caliente. In the background, an eastbound manifest waits its turn to wind along the mountain side.
BNSF 4018 eases her Z train from Memphis, TN down the hill into Caliente, CA.