The Ringling Brothers circus train is about to enter Tehachapi Loop, southbound on the UP Mojave Sub.
On an exceptionally clear day in the Tehachapi Mountains, this Union Pacific manifest wraps itself around the loop at Walong. As the lead units near the south switch, the DPUs can be seen emergin... (more)
SP oil cans (BKDOU) rounding the loop with the "desert storm" SD40
A Bakersfield set heads back down the hill in September of 1992 - power: BN C30-7 (leased from GE at the time), DRGW SD45, SSW B40-8, Kodachrome tunnel motor
SP 8265 leads the loaded oil cans through Tehachapi Loop in Walong
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.
Four Super Fleet units lead a WB Santa Fe around the top of the Loop. Trailing units are C44-9W # 638 and # 616, both built 2-94 and B40-8W # 513, blt. 10-90 (as was the leader).
For my 100th post on RP.Net I decided to show my opinion of the best railfan location, Tehachapi Loop. In this view light helpers head WB on the top of the loop. The MKM initials on the lead unit ... (more)
One of Santa Fe's SF30C rebuilds negotiates the Tehachapi Loop.
This massive UP manifest struggles through the Tehachapi Loop at 12mph as it works toward the summit at Tehachapi. UP 1996 was the second unit in the helper set, and can be seen emerging from the... (more)
Exiting Tunnel #10 at Walong, SP SD40T2 is at the Eastern end of the siding.
A Richmond (CA) to Alliance (TX) train rounds the Tehachapi Loop on its way east on Father's Day 2006.