As the moon rises in the eastern sky, an empty unit coal train led by AC4400 #6688 slowly rolls over one of the many wooden trestles that are still in use on Union Pacifc's Lone Pine Branch betwee... (more)
Approaching the town of Mojave, Union Pacific's EC-4 track inspection car has finished making its rounds over the Tehachapi mountains, and will soon make a run up the Lone Pine Sub toward Searles.
A set of five SD 24's taken out of storage and used in captive service between Barstow and Bakersfield lead an eastbound Santa Fe train about to leave SP tracks at Mojave and return to Santa Fe ra... (more)
A UP stack descends eastwards out of the Tehachapi mountains into Mojave.
A brand new ES44DC leads a manifest uphill out of Mojave in the ever-darkening skies leading to nightfall.
An eastbound train has completed its passage through the Tehachapi Mountains as it sweeps through the reverse curves at Mojave.
On a cold, and clear night the tracks are very quiet. This old SP signal bridge is still in service after all these years. I took a ten-minute exposure to get some star movement in the sky to ad... (more)
With the Joshua trees looking on BNSF 4321 shoves hard on the rear of the 100 car BARVAW as it nears Warren.
UP 8507 is near the bottom of Tehachapi Pass with a lengthy Z train.
3 SD70ACes serving as the Mojave area's local power idles in Mojave Yard.
BNSF's Richmond to Barstow manifest is about to enter and exit UP's Mojave, CA yard and head onto home rails for the final leg of it's journey.
A unit Coal train waits at the South end of Mojave Yard as the ZBRLC is seen working its way down the #1 main track heading for Los Angeles.
After waiting for MOW personnel to complete switch repairs, the QRVWCB resumes its trip to West Colton as it departs from the south end of Mojave. Two other trains can also be seen in this shot. ... (more)
A UP train with cars from the Trona Railway arrives at Mojave on the Lone Pine Sub.
With the Tehachapi's behind them now, this Eastbound Z train can race across the Mojave to Barstow where crews will change.