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Southern California 2011
Photo Album By: Paul Sykes
 
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Photo ID: 382087

The distant blast of a horn down in the valley bottom interrupts the silence of a calm spring morning, and the sense of anticipation builds as the resonant beat of hard-working diesel engines grad... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 5414
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 01, 2011


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Added: Nov 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 381391

A GEVO quartet controls the descent of their westbound manifest down out of Sullivan's Curve on a perfect spring morning.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7774
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: Nov 17, 2011

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Photo ID: 380851

Rarely a dull moment in Cajon Pass! A BNSF stack train creeps down the south track as a heavy manifest climbs at a similar pace behind it on the north track.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7589
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 22, 2011


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Added: Nov 12, 2011

Views: 1,633
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 380761

A BNSF stack train has worked long and hard to reach the summit of Cajon Pass and finally escape the clouds blowing across the Los Angeles basin on a strong westerly wind.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7486
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: Nov 11, 2011

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Photo ID: 366916

With most of the hard work done, the lone DPU on a southbound UP intermodal assists its train up the final incline before the descent to Mojave and points east. The right of way here follows the n... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7628
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 2011


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Added: Jun 25, 2011

Views: 1,511
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Photo ID: 366874

Even with May just a couple of days away the grass-covered Tehachapi foothills still look fresh and green thanks to a particularly wet winter, as a heavy train of double-stacks roars uphill behind... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: 5214
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 29, 2011


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Added: Jun 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 364533

With Union Pacific's alignment in the foreground and road traffic cresting the summit of Cajon Pass in the background, a BNSF stack train slowly descends into Sullivan's Curve on a perfect spring ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 5125
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2011


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Added: May 29, 2011

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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 364494

A short BNSF intermodal crosses onto Main Two at Cajon Station after having descended from Summit on the original, steeper alignment, now known as Main Three.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7601
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 26, 2011


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Added: May 28, 2011

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Photo ID: 364433

On a beautiful spring evening, a combination of GE and EMD power leads a heavy northbound Union Pacific manifest up the Palmdale cutoff.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 5476
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2011


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Added: May 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 363817

Four DASH-9's dig deep as the gradient ramps up at the entrance to the Allard horseshoe.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4733
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 2011


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Added: May 19, 2011

Views: 2,489
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 363816

A matching set of five GEVO's mustle their heavy double-stack train through the spectacular landscape at Sullivan's Curve.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7891
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2011


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Added: May 19, 2011

Views: 1,731
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 363720

A lone DPU brings up the rear of a sizeable UP manifest which is draped right around the Allard horseshoe and into Bealville.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8196
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 2011


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Added: May 18, 2011

Views: 2,409
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Photo ID: 363647

Early on a bright spring morning a matching pair of Union Pacific SD70's work hard to lift a lengthy rake of brand new UMAX containers southwards through the Tehachapi mountains.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Tehachapi, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4813
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 2011


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Added: May 17, 2011

Views: 2,837
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 363570

Over 2000 tonnes of locomotives with roughly 50000 horsepower potentially on tap round the curve just west of Cajon Summit and prepare to ease themselves down main number three.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7688
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 22, 2011


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By: Paul Sykes

Added: May 16, 2011

Views: 2,934
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Photo ID: 363547

Late in the day a 'light' power move of twelve BNSF units heads east from Cajon Summit towards Barstow.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7654
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 25, 2011


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Added: May 16, 2011

Views: 3,240
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11

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