BNSF 7096 makes up for lost time, after having to slow for UP MOW crews at Tehachapi, as it passes through Monolith, with the Lehigh Hanson cement plant looming in the background.
BNSF 7472 pulls it's piggybacks towards Tehachapi on a perfect Saturday afternoon. Due to MOW work, trains were almost nonstop eastbound.
UP 7615 glides downgrade into Tunnel 1 with the Lathrop in tow.
UP 1983 leads an Evergreen repo move over the bridge at Rowen.
A 4 pack of GE's lead doublestacks through a cut near Rowen.
Amtrak 83 negotiates the twists and turns that make up the backside of Tunnel 2.
Amtrak 176 leads 11 upgrade at Tunnel 2 with ex-New York Central "Portland" taking up the rear of the train.
The signal bridge at Milepost 377, a remnant from a simpler time, lights up the dark and blustery night as an eastbound Union Pacific intermodal train passes under it.
Amtrak 14 heads through the east end of Woodford as it crosses over the Tehachapi Creek for the 4th time. This was taken during one of Amtrak's Coast Starlight detours over Tehachapi.
Union Pacific (Patched Southern Pacific) AC4400CW #6400 leads a grain train down the Tehachapi Pass towards Bakersfield, CA. This was the last engine painted in SP colors to lead a train under the... (more)
Eastbound Southern Pacific 8136 charges uphill around the loop to the top of Tehachapi Pass and the town of Tehachapi.
UP 5395 and 4 other (2 were farther back in consist as mid-train DPU's) armour yellow GE's power the Roseville to West Colton manifest through the many curves of Bealville.
UP 8092 North tops the summit at Tehachapi in the late evening.
Brand new 8099 brings up the rear of this Northbound UP freight at Tehachapi as it slows for traffic ahead at Cable.
Mountain railroading at it's finest. After dealing with one of the greatest battles in mountain railroading, UP 7615 will have a much easier run as it heads out of Caliente towards Bakersfi... (more)