A big SP U33C with a "cobra" warning light atop the cab leads a heavy manifest up the steep grade on the approach to the Loop.
A BNSF manifest circles the Tehachapi Loop.
This is one of the reasons that made Tehachapi Loop special for me during the eighties...mid train helpers, especially Tunnel Motors, doing what they were designed to do in the mountains. See # 20... (more)
Santa Fe 156 East roars up the approach to the Loop on a morning when the upper reaches of the Tehachapi Mountains are covered in a blanket of snow and ice.
BNSF 5062 leads an early morning southbound freight at Walong.
This spot seems to summarize Tehachapi, exit tunnel, enter horseshoe curve, enter S curve, repeat...
I've been told that tarantulas have been seen along the trail I walked to access this photo spot. Fortunately, none were present on this August afternoon.
My first (rail) photo in USA. I' m in love with those trains. Lacy Americans, I am envy of you.
A friend from Greece.
The trailing CSX engine came through the day before, presumably it's starting a lengthy return trip to home rails.
A sunny California morning greets the 7546 as it emerges from Tunnel 9, underneath Tehachapi Loop.
Golden evening light illuminates Tunnel 9 and a pair of DPUs on the rear of an eastbound manifest.
It's 8:40AM and the day is off to a great start with UP 9652 leading the third eastbound of the morning!
A westbound intermodal emerges from Tunnel 9 with a Warbonnet leading the way.
Rolling through the S curve, 5403 and a sibling lend a helping hand to a westbound.
The day's first eastbound loops through Walong, the start of another busy day on Tehachapi.