This is the second of two freights to come off Cardy Hill within the last few minutes. These trains can't possibly sneak up on you. With dynamics whining, they can be heard for at least a minute ... (more)
The Blue Streak Service Atlanta begins its journey east from LATC at exactly the scheduled 9AM on the dot, with two UP units and two NS units.
UP 7487 leads a southbound train down Cajon pass on the Palmdale cutoff.
Four UP units switch around their ballast train in Goleta California.
UP 7487 at Alray California [2012 Solstice Study +1] - A UP double stack train passes through Alray on it's way down the hill in the Cajon Pass.
Shortly after sunrise an eastbound NS mixed freight with UP power on the head end rolls past the Fostoria yards.