Four C44-9Ws roll downgrade through Cable X-Over with a unit train consisting mostly of ex. Burlington Northern woodchip hoppers loaded with cottonseed.
Having just passed through the crossover at Cable, UP 5308 leads the QRVWC, a Roseville to West Colton, manifest, as it struggles up the last few miles toward the summit at Tehachapi.
A loaded ballast train heading to the LA area works its way south over the Tehachapi's.
This heavy UP manifest is down to a crawl as works through Cable X-Over with 3 units on the point, and 2 DPUs on the rear.
A unit cement train led by a new C45ACCTE rolls to a stop at Cable X-Over, as it waits for a southbound manifest and the circus train to pass.
With the town of Tehachapi in the distance, nine units total are in control of a loaded unit grain train, as it begins its descent toward Bakersfield, shortly after having crested the summit sever... (more)
Amtrak's detoured Coast Starlight #11, works up the #1 track through Cable X-Over, as it continues its ascent toward Tehachapi Summit.
With a good horsepower per ton ratio, the hottest BNSF train that runs over the Mojave Sub, has no trouble maintaining track speed through Cable. To expedite this train's handling, it operates wi... (more)
This BNSF Q-train is running on yellow blocks as it follows a UP manifest southbound at Cable X-Over.
UP 5445 South has its train strung out in the many reverse curves at Cable, as it passes a waiting BNSF manifest.
Rebuilt at the railroad's Sacramento Shops, T-2 6873 leads the loaded Oil Cans up Track 2 through multiple reverse curves at Cable.
A consist of aging EMDs that have had their paint seered off by the high temperatures generated by working steep grades like those in the Tehachapis, drags a long manifest eastward up the stiff in... (more)
FP45 98 leads a long, heavy pig train eastward through Cable's multiple reverse curves.
A once-ubiquitous bay window caboose brings up the rear of an SP manifest blasting its way through the curves at Cable Crossover.
A multiple-unit helper breaks up the monotony of black tank cars and connecting hoses at Cable, as the Oil Cans storm the hill for all they're worth.