Eastbound Z-NBYWSP drops out of the Tehachapi's as it nears Mojave.
Waiting out a cold and windy night in the desert. This became the cover of the 2011 Union Pacific Calendar.
All tunnel motors! All boxcars (almost)! Dirty locomotives! That's why I miss the SP.
The Lone Pine Local nears the end of its trip over the branch, as it brings its loads of soda ash and empty coal hoppers into Mojave.
Four SD70ACes lead an export unit soda ash train, as it crosses one of the many dry washes on Union Pacific's Lone Pine Branch.
Classic SP power, a little dirty and in need of fresh paint, but getting the job done.
A Eastbound container train at Sanborn siding with the town of Mojave and the Tehachapi mountain range behind it
BNSF 5883 leads a grain load up one of the steepest sections of track in the United States at Warren. 2.2%+ A total of 9 units (4x3x2) lift grain skyward....
The detouring southbound Coast Starlight and a lone railfan pacing the train are shown in this shot just north of Ansel siding.
The eastbound empty unit grain train is just several minutes out of Mojave on its run east.
On a clear desert night BNSF 4684 North passes under the signal bridge at MP 377, shortly after beginning its climb up the eastern slope of the Tehachapi Mountains at Mojave.
These where somehow more pleasing in their lines than the SD-40s, another favorite of mine. Oddly they all had the cooling water sight glass a la -2s long before the -2s came out. Thank goodness... (more)