The chug of three GE units slowly emerges from the quiet darkness, fading in and out as the train climbs out of Ilmon. Occasional blasts from the horn as the Engineer approaches the grade crossin... (more)
A northbound Z train charges into Sandcut, lead by BNSF 7217.
In an illusion of perspective, BNSF 7088 thunders upgrade through Cliff.
A southbound BNSF manifest grinds upgrade towards Sandcut as the sun drops over Bakersfield.
An eastbound BNSF manifest slows to a stop short of the Route 66 crossing at Ludlow. The rear of a westbound stack train rounds the curve in the distance.
UP 8313 thunders upgrade near Bealville, CA on California's famed Tehachapi Pass.
BNSF 7221 leads the Stockton, CA to Willow Springs, IL "Z" train at Sandcut, shortly after sunset.
The sun sets over Bakersfield as BNSF 7002 approaches Sandcut, CA.
Twilight engulfs the evening sky as BNSF 7002 leads the Stockton, CA to Willow Springs, IL high priority "Z" train through Sandcut.
BNSF 7770 charges upgrade out of Tunnel 2.
An example of the new "super slippers" leads up and Alliance, TX bound "Q" train at Tunnel 2.
The Stockton to Willow Springs "Z" train pulls hard up to Tunnel 2.
Last Rites for an old friend.
BNSF 693 leads a bare table through Sandcut.
BNSF 7916 heads for Tehachapi Pass as the sun sets over Bakersfield.