Two C44-9Ws and a Norfolk Southern SD70M bring their train out of Tunnel 1 and down the hill toward Caliente.
With the Lehigh Cement plant in the distance, this high priority z-train begins its downhill run to Mojave.
A brand new GEVO leads this UP manifest past the south switch at Ansel, nine miles south of Mojave.
The H-EVEBAR9-03A, a Everett, WA to Barstow, CA high priority manifest, works upgrade through Caliente.
LOP82 power sits in the hole as UP 5181 South, a unit train that originated on the Trona Railway, rolls by.
With heat distortion rising from the ballast, BNSF 5299 West blasts through West Sanborn at track speed.
A GEVO leads its manifest train around the curve just south of Tunnel 10.
Ex. Apalachicola Northern SW9 #711 switches cars for its current owner Progress Rail Services, at the Mojave Airport.
The day is almost over for this BNSF crew as the sun sets over Bakersfield, while a UP manifest gets underway in the distance, after a crew change.
C44-9W 5352 leads the Z-RICCHI through the green hills at the south end of Bealville.
In the distance, BNSF 4765 West rounds the curve at West Sanborn. In four miles this train will be off of home rails, and on UPs Mojave Sub for its journey over Tehachapi Pass.
BNSF 4765 North is battling the grade as well as a strong headwind as its works up the No. 2 track near Cameron.
Four C44-9Ws are in control of this z-train as it negotiates the curve at Warren, five miles north of Mojave.
C44-9W 1002 leads the Z-RICCHI past the northbound approach signal at the south end of Marcel, six miles from Tehachapi.
Four C44-9Ws bring the Z-WSPSTO around the horseshoe curve and down through Caliente.