Smoke from a fire in Yosemite has begun to creep into the Tehachapi Mountains as a lone ES44AH heads up the ILBSE 29 as it cruises downgrade into Tunnel 2.
The "Oil Cans" (BKDOU, Bakersfield to Dolores CA unit train) climbs the grade at Bealville in the Tehachapi Mountains. Head end power is an SD40T-2 and five flared SD45s.
Due to the forest fire in Yosemite, smoke has covered the sky in the Tehachapi mountains, but that doesn't stop UP as one of there intermodel trains heads north towards Seattle, WA as it snakes it... (more)
A colorful consist which includes a CN, Citi Rail and a repainted BNSF GP-38 are part of this southbound manifest as the mix sound of GE and EMD motors roar with life as they enter Tunnel 2.
The hogger of a Barstow-bound manifest throttles out of the siding at Bealville, just as the sun sets over the Tehachapi Mountains.
Military freight on Memorial Day!
An eastbound Santa Fe intermodal holds at Bealville, CA, on the climb up Tehachapi grade, as a westbound Southern Pacific drops downgrade.
BNSF 743 leads a nice mix of power on this Northbound intermodal as it heads into tunnel 3 at Bealville.
With BNSF seemingly suffering a motive power shortage,an interesting array of locos are appearing on some of their trains. Here we find a CN SD70M-2 and a CSX AC6000 powering up hill out of Calien... (more)
Decending the grade at Bealville with a Southern Pacific AC 4400 in the consist towards tunnel 2.
Working up the hill out of Caliente towards tunnel 2.
UP 8425 heads up the northbound daily Z train from Los Angeles, CA to Lathrop/Manteca, CA. A new CSX Gevo is hitching a ride. Foreign power on this train is extremely rare so this is a treat.
Brand new GE ES44AH 8132 leads UP's Los Angeles to Lathrop intermodal through Bealville in the late afternoon.
Due to track work on along the coast, Amtrak's Coast Starlight detour over the Tehachapi Mountains. AMTK 83 pulls the northbound Starlight down Tehachapi Pass as it approaches Tunnel 2 at Bealvill... (more)