A northbound stack train drifts downgrade just beyond tunnel 2 between Bealville and Caliente.
BNSF 746 is the lone DPU on the rear of a Northbound freight, as it heads into Caliente Canyon.
A heavy junk train bound for West Colton yard in Los Angeles begin the climb to the summit of Tehachapi Pass and seen here, at Tunnel 2. Two more units, working in DP mode, push on the rear.
A heavy Manifest screams at gravity at it ascends into the Tehachapi Mountains. This routine sight never gets old....
Spotlight, center stage. The last few minutes of light filter through the canyon and find UP 7907 as the Engineer eases the train into a 10 MPH speed restriction.
A seven-uint EMD helper assists in lifting 10,000 tons of crude oil up the stiff and increasing grade at Caliente.
Six EMDs in full throttle roar out of the Caliente Creek Narrows with a long eastbound pig train.
2 units bring up the end of a Northbound grain load as they enter the Number 2 track at Caliente.
A fast moving BNSF intermodal is about to enter the horseshoe curve at Caliente and begin its long twisting climb to Tehachapi Summit.
Seen from tunnel #1, looking back towards the town of Caliente finds this Northbound freight heading towards Bakersfield.
A BNSF Warbonnet leads a unit coil train through the Tehachapis. The rear DPU's can be seen due to the short length of the train and the need for extra dynamic braking.
Its just after 7pm on a warm humid evening in the Tehachapi's as a Northbound manifest rounds the horseshoe curve as it heads for Bakersfield.
The setting sun illuminates this south bound UP manifest as it crawls out of the canyon between Ilmon and Caliente.
The sound of dynamic brakes screaming and the wheel flanges squealing, amplified by the confines of Tunnel 1, interrupts a peaceful morning as BNSF 6642 descends Tehachapi Pass.
A very short BNSF manifest have no problem maintaining track speed of 23 mph at the begin of the grade to Summit on Tehachapi Pass.