Green hills and evening light. Even with all the trespassing restrictions Tehachapi in the spring is a nice place for train watching. I'm a sucker for the gentle pastel colors of a scene like thi... (more)
A detoured #11 climbs Tehachapi Pass at Tunnel #2.
A loaded westbound grain train wraps around Caliente. The mid-train and rear end power can been seen in this shot
A northbound BNSF intermodal train was dropping downgrade, out of Tunnel 2 and about to enter Tunnel 1, near Caliente, CA on March 8, 2005.
Three pumpkins, assisted by a venerable Warbonnet, march a southbound intermodal up the Tehachapi Pass toward Mojave, Barstow, and points eastward. As is typical in the spring months, the pass is ... (more)
Almost down the pass, the detoured northbound Coast Starlight rounds one of the curves at Caliente as it passes a stopped UP worked train on a clear Sunday afternoon.
A Northbound intermodal passes through Caliente, while a Southbound rack train holds at the end of double track from Illmon.
Amtrak Coast Starlight, train 14 detours over Tehachapi Pass due to a major MOW project on UP's Coast Line, seen here passing through Caliente with Amtrak heritage unit 184 second out.
Looking into Caliente from track level along the Pass, BNSF 5398 west meets an eastbound Z 'in the hole'. The Z will soon receive a signal eastbound and will begin the trek over one of the most un... (more)
Descending off of Tehachapi Pass into Caliente in full dynamics, this Bakersfield bound manifest catches the early morning sun on its crew run from Barstow to Bakersfield.
After successfully winding through the loops at Tehachapi and the numerous horse shoe configurations into Caliente, a westbound UP manifest passes the increasingly fading searchlight signals. The ... (more)
UP 7846 works its way out of Caliente and up the caliente horse-shoe on the point of the AOASPX (Oakland, CA to Spring, TX autos).
Leaving Caliente canyon, this southbound drag continues its climb towards Tehachapi Summit.
BNSF7766 lifts the "Wine Train" out of the Narrows towards Caliente.....