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Southern California 2010
Photo Album By: Paul Sykes
 
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Photo ID: 330843

Three DASH-9's add a little extra heat to the late afternoon air as they head east with a train of grain empties.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4409
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 01, 2010


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Added: Jul 08, 2010

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Photo ID: 330293

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.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 31, 2010


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Added: Jul 03, 2010

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Photo ID: 329859

A pair of clean Union Pacific GEVO's head downgrade through Bealville with a northbound stack train.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7358
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 01, 2010


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Added: Jun 29, 2010

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Photo ID: 329753

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.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7275
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 30, 2010


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Added: Jun 28, 2010

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Photo ID: 329745

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)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7801
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 30, 2010


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Added: Jun 28, 2010

Views: 1,586
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Photo ID: 329615

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)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4394
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 30, 2010


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Added: Jun 27, 2010

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Photo ID: 329417

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.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7699
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 26, 2010


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Added: Jun 25, 2010

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Photo ID: 329288

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.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 5267
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 29, 2010


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Added: Jun 24, 2010

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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 329279

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)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 4843
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 28, 2010


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Added: Jun 24, 2010

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Photo ID: 329178

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)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7251
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 28, 2010


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Added: Jun 23, 2010

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Photo ID: 329169

A pair of DASH-9 DPU's cajole the rear end of a lengthy BNSF stack train westwards towards the summit of Tehachapi Pass.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 4461
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 28, 2010


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Added: Jun 23, 2010

Views: 1,768
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 328759

Seven cab-forward GE units work hard to lift a heavily laden mixed freight uphill and around the tight curvature into tunnel 2.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Bakersfield, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7699
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2010


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Added: Jun 20, 2010

Views: 2,533
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Photo ID: 328736

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.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Bakersfield, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7467
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 29, 2010


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Added: Jun 20, 2010

Views: 1,884
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Photo ID: 328549

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)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: San Bernadino, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7802
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2010


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Added: Jun 18, 2010

Views: 1,769
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Photo ID: 328418

BNSF units make thunder in the clear mountain air as they grind uphill around 'the loop' with a z-train.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4828
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 29, 2010


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Added: Jun 17, 2010

Views: 3,979
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Favorited: 12

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