A north bound BNSF intermodal twists it’s way through the emerald hillsides around the Caliente area on a beautiful spring day. It’s unbelievable to see the UP right of way from up here, twisting ... (more)
DPUs on a south bound UP manifest continue to push with all their might up through the Caliente Canyon, by a north bound UP manifest, and into the town of Caliente on a perfect spring afternoon.
A BNSF intermodal descends the lower Tehachapi foothills in perfect spring conditions.
One from the great spring of 2016 in the Tehachapi foothills. As rain clouds continue to gather and retreat at the same time above Caliente, Tehachapi rail traffic continues to move along nicely w... (more)
Under some extreme haze in the western Tehachapi's, a south bound BNSF intermodal wraps itself around Caliente's horseshoe curve in the mid-morning hours of a winter's day.
Northbound BNSF No. 4251 pulling stacks, rolls along towards Caliente and the beginning of the climb to Tehachapi.
Southbound Stacks hold for the northbound mixed manifest that is drifting down the last of the 2% grade on Tehachapi pass and around the horseshoe curve at Caliente. A Santa Fe Warbonnet is part ... (more)
Spring finally arrived in the Tehachapi foothills with big fluffy white clouds drifting through the sky, casting shadows on the green landscape. The DPU of a south bound UP intermodal slowly pushe... (more)
When Southern Pacific construction crews arrived at Caliente in 1874 the question of just how to conquer the Tehachapi Mountains quickly came to the forefront. So daunting was the task that Calien... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific manifest drops down into Caliente. Watch out for rattlers!
An eastbound BNSF intermodal train with 4 of General Electric's finest FDL16 powered locomotives making their presence felt on this hot summer's day.
One of the greenest seasons I've ever seen in the Tehachapi's was back in February 2016, after a ton of rainfall dropped on the mountain that January, and then in early February there was a lot of... (more)
A southbound BNSF flat car train of containers circles the horseshoe curve in Caliente in the mid-morning hours of a winter day.
An eastbound BNSF double stack splits the left-over carnage from a recent Union Pacific derailment, just out of the west portal of tunnel 1, as it climbs out of Caliente.
A northbound BNSF intermodal glides into Caliente, CA.