As the power of an eastbound Santa Fe 971 circles the Loop, its rear loads continue to enter the Loop on the approach below. The train is circling the famous landmark just as the sun is setting, a... (more)
Fire, Water and the Pacific Surfliner. Hurrying past the ever growing the Thomas Fire, Amtrak 769 passes through Seacliff as it heads north for its next station stop of Carpinteria. Later ... (more)
Roadrailers sprint upgrade into Caliente, California. Roadrailers were Semi trailers with railroad trucks and rode directly on the rail. This operation was short lived on Tehachapi.
BNSF 6090 west crosses over to the north main at Prado Dam leading a QATGLAC.
BNSF 150 leads the westbound Corona Local through May.
A UP SD60 leads a light power move west at Bon View on the LA Sub.
A colorful consist leads a big, eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe intermodal train as it climbs around Tehachapi Loop at Walong, California, on March 8, 2001. The middle part of the train is ... (more)
As smoke from the raging Thomas Fire fills the sky, UP 9906 leads a rail train south out of Carpinteria for Seacliff where it will meet Amtrak 769 before continuing on to Oxnard. The sun, trying i... (more)
No, that's not sand Amtrak's kicking up. Rather than whipping up a light dusting of sand on its approach to Ventura, Amtrak 782 instead is kicking up the latest coating of ash that has fa... (more)
The Coast Smokelight. Working back up to track speed, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight parallels the coast as it heads north toward Carpinteria under the erie shadow of the Thomas Fire'... (more)
ATSF609 was still less than 10 years old, and the paint looked good as it shoved hard into BNSF4669 South (East).... Most mid-train helpers by this date were DPU on Tehachapi.
BNSF 4669 leads a heavy manifest up Tehachapi Pass at Bealville. The C44-9W's still looked New as they twisted thru the serpentine curves. The third unit is a fairly rare ex Santa Fe GP40X.......
BNSF 6806 leads a colorful southbound manifest out of the Tehachapi Mountains just north of Mojave.
Fighting the steep eastbound grade of San Timoteo Canyon, SP 8693 charges under a signal bridge making good time with gobs of black smoke billowing from her exhaust. What was beautiful to railfans... (more)
Westbound rock train at El Casco.