On a beautiful autumn afternoon a BNSF train climbs towards tunnel 2, and past the box cars which were involved in a string-line derailment earlier in the year.
A special SP track inspection car has stopped at the crossovers in Tehachapi as it waits for a green signal to proceed west towards Bakersfield.
The 1979 Pacific Railroad Society "Mountain Outin" passenger special, with Amtrak SDP40F 518 and 517, is rolling westbound towards Bakersfield through Cable, when suddenly Cotton Belt 9295 came ro... (more)
Santa Fe SD-45 5602 leads NW high nose SD-45 1770 and Santa Fe SD-26 4634 east toward tunnel 9 on Tehachapi Loop. The consist also had NW 1636, and made for an interesting lash-up of locomotives.... (more)
After a morning of dark and thick fog from cold temperatures and nearly a week of rain, the sun finally pushes through with low clouds and fog still hovering just west of Cable. Here, a Grain trai... (more)
A ballast train sitting in the Tehachapi Siding (3rd track siding) in the golden glint of last light.
Norfolk & Western 1636 and 1770 are teamed up with two Santa Fe's to power a train up the hill to tunnel 9 and around the famous Tehachapi Loop.
Santa Fe 5053 leads NW 6115 and two Santa Fe GP-30s out of tunnel 9 while the caboose and three helpers cross over on top as the train rolls around the famous Tehachapi Loop.
After holding for a meet at Bealville, BNSF No. 6851 gets it's tonnage of perishables and stacks moving up the grade through tunnel 5. Exhaust pours from the tunnel with the effort.
A view of the Tehachapi Loop from the northside. The end of the southbound Union Pacific Mixed Manifest is still coming up from Woodford and the headend is pulling up and around the top of the Loo... (more)
Under a Full Moon, and the last rays of sunlight, northbound BNSF No. 4554 with a mixed manifest.pulls to a stop at Summit Siding in Tehachapi.