Three DASH-9's add a little extra heat to the late afternoon air as they head east with a train of grain empties.
The angle and harsh heat of the afternoon sun have begun to drop as a BNSF manifest in the hands of five GE's roars uphill towards tunnel 2.
A pair of clean Union Pacific GEVO's head downgrade through Bealville with a northbound stack train.
As the sun sinks westwards over the San Joaquin valley, a BNSF manifest climbs towards the lengthening shadows cast by the hills around tunnel two.
The tranquility of the golden hills surrounding tunnel two is shattered as the terrain concentrates the raucous crescendo of four GE's clawing their way upgrade.
Somehow, the soft hiss of the bre... (more)
The gradient eases briefly for the units on the front end of a BNSF intermodal train climbing through Bealville, but the throttle will be left wide open for some time to come. The rail on the shor... (more)
The air trembles to the sound of ten locomotives; seven on the point and three rear-end DPU's, as they drag a sizeable manifest through the horsheshoe curve at Allard.
Early on a beautiful spring day, three DASH-9s and a Mexican SD70MAC carefully control the descent of BNSF's 'monster' grain train down through some of Tehachapi Pass's steepest trackage.
BNSF's heaviest train to regularly run through the Tehachapi's is a bulk grain train with a 4+3+2 power combination. The leading quartet of DASH-9's/GEVO's guides the train downhill through the tw... (more)
About two miles back, four BNSF GEVO's and their high-priority intermodal train crested Summit at track speed; now they reluctantly have to slow for the steepening descent towards Mojave and the d... (more)
A pair of DASH-9 DPU's cajole the rear end of a lengthy BNSF stack train westwards towards the summit of Tehachapi Pass.
Seven cab-forward GE units work hard to lift a heavily laden mixed freight uphill and around the tight curvature into tunnel 2.
Late on a warm spring afternoon a trio of BNSF GE's thunder around the sharp curve just below tunnel 2 with a mixed freight.
Three GEVO's and a DASH-9 carefully control the descent of their intermodal cargo down the 3% grade of Cajon's south track as a similar train descends a little faster down the newer alignment in t... (more)
BNSF units make thunder in the clear mountain air as they grind uphill around 'the loop' with a z-train.