The hotshot BNSF North Bay - Willow Springs UPS train rounds the town of Caliente and begins the climb east up the Tehachapi Pass in earnest. Leaving Bakersfield, CA around 1pm every day, it is t... (more)
One of the BNSF's high priority piggyback trains tackles the grade out of Caliente toward Bealville and the summit at Tehachapi.
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)
BNSF 4178 South, with its spine cars loaded with UPS and other high priority trailers, is working up the grade between Caliente and Bealville.
The Z-9 speeds east with a load of UPS trailers from the Bay Area at Swanson, south of Empire, Ca.
Looking back to inspect our train in the curve at MP 762, it becomes evident that there is no shortage of power hurling us through time and space at 70 MPH as we run from Belen to Clovis.
The hottest train on the BNSF curves into Tunnel 2