UP 8803 lugs a hefty manifest up through Cliff and into a small patch of sunlight as a passing storm system blankets most of the surrounding hillsides across Tehachapi.
There's something about a spring morning on Tehachapi that just has that "right" feeling. Such was the case as the sun crept above a row of clouds and spilled onto the length of this sou... (more)
A Worm With An Identity Crises. UP 5288 leads a 13,000-ton, loaded grain train carefully down Clear Creek Ravine and past the long abandoned Tunnel 4 on the 5,900-foot long train's decent t... (more)
With it's mid-train, "swing helpers" having just ducked into the darkness of Tunnel 5 in the background at Cliff, BNSF 8022 leads the headed of this snaking Fresno-bound grain train towa... (more)
While not covering the hills in masses like past springs have produced, splashes of color can still be found in the hills of Tehachapi as found here at Cliff. BNSF 7037 is seen breaking the silenc... (more)
Exiting the west portal of Tunnel 5, Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight snakes downgrade from Cliff toward Bealville as a Union Pacific signal maintainer pauses from opening the gate to the privat... (more)
Rounding the horseshoe curve at the northern end of the Cliff siding, Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, prepares to enter Tunnel 5 during its decent of Tehachapi Pass. To the left and off... (more)
Every one of the nine EMDs on this eastbound SP coal drag--including the four here on the rear--are screaming in notch 8 to lift 10,000 tons up the steep grade at the east end of Cliff. The coal i... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
An eastbound Santa Fe manifest, led by a GP30 and a half-dozen GP35’s, passes two Southern Pacific SD9’s on a work train at Cliff. Caliente is visible over the cab of the lead unit. All of the GP3... (more)
Viewed from the hillside above Tunnel 3, a westbound Santa Fe train approaches Tunnel 5 as it rolls along the high shelf at Cliff.
A westbound Santa Fe train holds at Cliff to meet an eastbound Southern Pacific train. While the Santa Fe trains climbed the grade without much visual fanfare, the SP locos were often smoke-belchi... (more)
Another Crummy Shot From Tehachapi
Or, more correctly, another waycar shot from Tehachapi. After shooting an e... (more)
Amercian Freedom Train with SP 4449 and three Cotton Belt SD40-2T tunnel motors climb the Techachapi grade at Cliff, Calif. on an overcast Dec. 22, 1975 en route to display at Long Beach.