Far from home rails and testimonial of a long gone railroad, a memory to the Ferrocarril Nacionales de Mexico, near the famous Tehachapi Loop.
SP descending from the Tehachapi mountains arrives the Caliente curve
An eastbound Santa Fe Maersk container train exits tunnel 11 after rounding Tehachapi Loop behind a modern blue EMD consist of 2 GP50s, a GP60 and an SD40-2. Soon Superfleet color would begin to i... (more)
SP freight at Caliente curve. Note the helper engine in the distance behind
SP freight rounding the Caliente curve, descending from the Tehachapi Mountains
SP freight rounding the Caliente curve
Westbound UP train is descending the Tehachapi Mountains between Caliente and Bealville.
Santa Fe SD45-2 #5705 with two F45's plus a GE C30-7 in merger paint and an SD45.
An eastbound grain train is about to enter tunnel 2.
A helper set, led by SP 8822, has cut out of an eastbound train at the summit switch at Tehachapi. As soon as the eastbound clears, the helper set will head back down the pass to Bena, and wait th... (more)
"Shouldn't Paint So Fast." That's what many wags called the ill-fated merger between Southern Pacific and Santa Fe. Initiated in 1983 as a holding company, the ICC eventually denied an a... (more)
Union Pacific C45ACCTE #5403 and C41-8Ws #9423 and #9537 lead a manifest through Tehachapi. UP 9423 is seen still sporting the "We Will Deliver" logo.
A BNSF grain train passes through Tehachapi led by BNSF ES44C4 #6610, Norfolk Southern C40-9W #9658, BNSF C44-9W #4147, and another BNSF C44-9W.
A westbound intermodal train is about to enter tunnel 1.