BNSF 7418 leads the Q-RICALT at Sandcut, CA on Union Pacific's Mojave Sub.
After traveling most of their trip in darkness, the crew on this UP intermodal from LA quickly round their final curve off the west slope of the Tehachapi’s, at Sandcut, during the early hours of ... (more)
A northbound Z train charges into Sandcut, lead by BNSF 7217.
A southbound BNSF manifest grinds upgrade towards Sandcut as the sun drops over Bakersfield.
Heatwaves rise off the radiators of the diesels on a southbound Union Pacific manifest is about to begin the hard work of crossing southern California's Tehachapi Mountains as it approaches the fi... (more)
A southbound Union Pacific manifest is about to begin the hard work of crossing southern California's Tehachapi Mountains as it enters the first curve since departing Bakersfield 15 miles earlier.... (more)
BNSF Railway train M-BARRIC1-05A rounds the curve at Sandcut, near Edison, CA, on November 6th, 2015. For the next 15 miles, it is a straight shot into Bakersfield, a relief for all the stress pu... (more)
The railroad heads out southeast out of Bakersfield for about 15 miles of tangent (straight) track, as trains begin their assault on the crossing of the Tehachapi Mountains. At Sandcut (named, su... (more)
Manifest climbs out of the San Joaquin Valley into the Tehachapis.
BNSF 7221 leads the Stockton, CA to Willow Springs, IL "Z" train at Sandcut, shortly after sunset.
The sun sets over Bakersfield as BNSF 7002 approaches Sandcut, CA.
Stacks bound for Tacoma, Washington trail the Western Pacific heritage unit as it climbs through Sandcut on a damp January morning.
Some GE power brings up the year of a manifest approached Bakersfield. The soon to be dismantled cantilever signal bridge at Sandcut can be seen in the background.
Early morning south of Bakersfield at Sandcut finds a southbound UP mixed freight starting through the curves, and will soon be tackling the stiff grades over the Tehachapi range.
Twilight engulfs the evening sky as BNSF 7002 leads the Stockton, CA to Willow Springs, IL high priority "Z" train through Sandcut.