As the setting sun lights up the evening sky, BNSF's M-BARRIC holds on the #2 track as a Union Pacific manifest gets underway after a crew change in Bakersfield.
Two C44-9Ws assist with dynamic braking on a unit grain train, as it rolls downgrade out of Tunnel 2.
Three C44-9Ws are cut in as a mid-train distributed power set on a unit grain train, as it snakes its way down through the north end of Bealville.
With the town of Tehachapi in the distance, nine units total are in control of a loaded unit grain train, as it begins its descent toward Bakersfield, shortly after having crested the summit sever... (more)
After having crested the summit, Amtrak's detoured Coast Starlight #14 drifts downgrade through Marcel, nine miles railroad north of Tehachapi.
With the M-BARSTO1-21A waiting in the siding, Coast Starlight #11 rolls by on the main at the north end of Woodford.
C44-9W #9821 leads the ZBRLC out of Tunnel #10, and past the north switch at Marcel, as it tackles the 2.2% grade.
Amtrak's detoured Coast Starlight #11, works up the #1 track through Cable X-Over, as it continues its ascent toward Tehachapi Summit.
A red and silver warbonnet is in control of the M-BARSTO as it climbs the short grade at Sandcut.
A KCS AC4400CW leads the X-BARQUA1-27C, an empty BNSF grain train out of the tunnel at Nelson, AZ. This double track tunnel was the only one of its kind on the entire Santa Fe system.
Two C44-9Ws lead the S-LPCLBL1-24A westbound, with two additional DPUs assisting on the rear, as it rounds the high speed curve at East Eagle Nest.
With two DPUs shoving on the rear, C44-9W #4632 and two other Dash-9s, lead the U-PITKAI between Marcel and Cable.
With Bear Mountain looming in the distance, the head end power of the Q-RICCHI works through South Walong, as the rear of the train can still be seen emerging from Tunnel #9.
UP 5367 South is on a yellow block as climbs out of Caliente Creek Canyon on the #2 track, and into the town of Caliente.
Three C44-9Ws and a CSX C40-8 lead the H-EVEBAR as it emerges from Tunnel 1, shortly after beginning its climb out of Caliente.