Santa Fe 5053 leads NW 6115 and two Santa Fe GP-30s out of tunnel 9 while the caboose and three helpers cross over on top as the train rolls around the famous Tehachapi Loop.
Santa Fe 5053 West leads NW 6115 and two GP-30s downhill around the famous Tehachapi Loop. Soon the 5053 will be exiting the tunnel below while the rear-end of the train is still on the track abo... (more)
Santa Fe 5053 exit tunnel 9 on Tehachapi Loop while the three unit helper set on the rear of the train rolls over the top. John Doughty photo, courtesy of Mr. Christopher Clipper collection.
Barely a year old, ATSF 5053 heads east out of Flagstaff, Arizona on a clear December day.