Shortly after sunrise, a heavy SP open hopper train, with brake shoe smoke rising plentifully from its sides, descends the pass into Mojave.
With a solid consist of EMD four-axle units, a westbound Parker Local assaults the eastern slope of Ash Hill near m.p. 685.
Three SD45s await their next assignment at the engine facility in Auburn.
A Santa Fe westbound rolls downhill through Bealville behind five EMD SD24s. As is apparent from the scene, Tehachapi Pass is a beautiful place in springtime.
A Santa Fe eastbound comes off the flyover at Nichols, just west of Pittsburg, CA. The train has just crossed over SP's Mococo Line between Tracy and Martinez, which is seen here in the foreground... (more)
A Santa Fe 991 train thunders out of the Caliente Creek Narrows with a long string of pigs bound for Chicago.
SP SD45R No. 7500 switches the yard.
A westbound UP stack train threads tunnels 10 and 9, in that order, deep in the Feather River Canyon near Poe, CA.
Ex-BN power sits in the tight engine facility outside the ex-BN 32nd St. roundhouse.
Coming into San Bernardino on Santa Fe's Pasadena line, 8709 roars past the yard on its way to Cajon Pass.
On a clear winter afternoon in Barstow, CA, BNSF 533 East crosses a concrete bridge over the Mojave River.
A member of SP's weekend commute fleet heads compass south through Bayshore, CA, on its way to San Jose.
Warm fall light imbues the landscape as Santa Fe 520 East roars through multiple reverse curves at the east end of Marcel.
ATSF power waits to be worked on at the railroad's San Benardino Shops.
Near sunset, surrounded by one of the largest stands of puzzle-barked ponderosa pines anywhere in the world, a westbound BNSF stack train roars up the east side of the Arizona Divide toward the su... (more)