Santa Fe 3821 leads an eastbound around Tehachapi Loop
Summer may be in the air but for the hills around the Tehachapi Loop this June, they will tell you that spring is still out in force, as they are seen covered in the purple of wildflowers, with a ... (more)
The snow on Tehachapi disappears fast. Early afternoon and there's not much snow left at the Lehigh Cement plant at Monolith.The local with loaded cement cars already tied on, backs down on some e... (more)
Clouds hang low over Tehachapi in the early morning during the last real snow event a couple of years ago. A BNSF tanker rolls southbound over the Summit as a Union Pacific mixed starts northboun... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific manifest, led by Union Pacific 3557, is in run 8 as it slowly approached the tunnel 9 bore on Tehachapi Loop.
In March 2003, BNSF 7872 reaches the summit of Tehachapi Pass with a rainbow of paint schemes in its consist.
Late in the day on December 20, 1990, Santa Fe cowls head west through snow at the edge of the town of Tehachapi. The snow will stick around for about two weeks, since a good portion of California... (more)
Snaking Into A New Year. It's the first day of the new year as UP 6846 leads a southbound manifest through some rare Tehachapi snow and toward the first of many tunnels on the train's appro... (more)
Making the final push to Tehachapi Summit, UP 2619 lugs a colorful Herzog ballast train toward up the eastern face of the famous pass as the Monolith cement plant stands in the background.
A six-unit EMD helper assists SP's loaded Oil Cans up the last miles of the Tehachapi grade as the train tops the mountain in the town of Tehachapi. The plentiful exhaust from the EMDs clearly sho... (more)
On a beautiful autumn afternoon a BNSF train climbs towards tunnel 2, and past the box cars which were involved in a string-line derailment earlier in the year.
A special SP track inspection car has stopped at the crossovers in Tehachapi as it waits for a green signal to proceed west towards Bakersfield.