BNSF 4198 eases out of Bealville and is about to enter Tunnel 2 on Tehachapi Pass.
As the sun sets behind the Wasatch Mountains, the constant battle against gravity continues as a train struggles up the 2.4% grade to the summit. Even with four big units up front and a DPU at the... (more)
Its interesting watching these 808 types as they run 1x2 or 1x3, with the DPU as the leader, down to Galewood. That way they are set for the trip on the BNSF without a turn on a wye.
Eastbound tonnage climbs the newly built main through CP Walker with track equipment occupying the older main.
An eastbound atop the new main passes track equipment on the old North Track.
An eastbound trailer train glides downhill from the summit at the Arizona Divide.
Passing the perfect railfan house.
Drifting down the eastern slope. Boeing cars behind the power suggest SSEMEM symbol or SSEKCK (South Seattle to Memphis or Kansas City).
East portal at the summit of Bozeman Pass.