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Southern California 2009
Photo Album By: Paul Sykes
 
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Photo ID: 296435

A BNSF train of high-priority piggy-backs descends around the Tehachapi loop as a similar eastbound train waits below in the siding at Woodford.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 4161
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 01, 2008


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Added: Sep 07, 2009

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Photo ID: 296280

A single GE unit guards the rear end of a westbound BNSF manifest as it creeps down Cajon pass's steepest gradient.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7756
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2009


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Added: Sep 06, 2009

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Photo ID: 296279

The gradient eases for the four leading GE's on a long double-stack train approaching Cajon's Summit, although the pair of rear-end helpers can't rest just yet.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7788
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 21, 2009


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Added: Sep 06, 2009

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Photo ID: 283678

GE and EMD units combine their efforts to bring westbound tonnage over Cajon pass.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7704
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 13, 2009


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Added: May 14, 2009

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Photo ID: 283450

A pair from BNSF's huge fleet of DASH-9's push with their considerable might on the rear of a heavy stack train as it grinds uphill through the multiple curves above tunnel 10.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4634
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 2008


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Added: May 12, 2009

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Photo ID: 281854

A westbound manifest on the Palmdale line approaches Sullivan's curve as a piggy-back train can be seen working it's way through the pass in the background.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: San Bernadino, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8137
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 16, 2009


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Added: Apr 28, 2009

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Photo ID: 281846

An eastbound Union Pacific stack-train begins to stretch it's legs as it rounds the curve to Summit, while a similar BNSF train behind it is still labouring up the 3% south track.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7799
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 21, 2009


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Added: Apr 28, 2009

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Photo ID: 281836

There still seems to be plenty of traffic running but the economic climate does seem to be having an effect on the length of some trains, as evidenced by this lightly loaded stack train descending... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7680
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 13, 2009


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Added: Apr 28, 2009

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Photo ID: 281698

A pair of GE's make light work of bringing an empty container train up through Silverwood and around the curve towards Summit.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7261
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 13, 2009


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Added: Apr 27, 2009

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Photo ID: 281697

An eleven unit BNSF 'light' power move makes it's way eastwards from Summit down the south track.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7423
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 17, 2009


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Added: Apr 27, 2009

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Photo ID: 281686

A BNSF manifest eases downgrade into tunnel two; it's tourtuous crossing of the Tehachapi mountains almost complete.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7452
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 19, 2009


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Added: Apr 27, 2009

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Photo ID: 281525

With the San Bernadino mountains in the background, a lone GEVO leads an eastbound stack train up Beaumont hill.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Beaumont, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7744
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 2009


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Added: Apr 26, 2009

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Photo ID: 281524

Three relatively clean GEVO's head west through Summit with a lengthy stack train.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7840
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 20, 2009


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Added: Apr 26, 2009

Views: 1,918
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Photo ID: 281491

A lightly loaded manifest crosses onto UP metals for the remainder of it's descent of Cajon pass.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5489
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 18, 2009


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Added: Apr 26, 2009

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Photo ID: 281489

Foreign power lends a hand in bringing a BNSF stack train west over Cajon pass.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7542
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 2009


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Added: Apr 26, 2009

Views: 1,565
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