Santa Fe 5205 West roars up the steep grade on the eastern slope of Tehachapi Pass. Compared to the 30+ miles it takes for eastbounds to reach the summit of the mountain, trains coming west reach ... (more)
Late afternoon along the UP's Mojave Subdivision between Cameron and Monolith finds a northbound BNSF manifest picking up speed as it heads into the Tehachapi Valley.
As evening begins to set in, a northbound Union Pacific stack train races across the Tehachapi Valley toward Bakersfield as it splits the signals at MP 367 on the UP's Mojave Subdivision.
Coming off the summit of Tehachapi Pass, SP 6863 East rides the hogbacks at Eric as it approaches the narrow canyon or "defile" at Cameron that will take it to the Mojave Desert. In the ... (more)
East of Tehachapi near the old SP location of Eric, where a wye once was in place during steam days to turn helper engines that assisted Westbound trains up from Mojave. BNSF 7112 leads a Vancouve... (more)
Five SD40-2s pull a heavy manifest up Tehachapi's eastern slope.
UP's Lathrop stack train passes through Eric, which is a old Southern Pacific station name from the days of steam. There was a wye where helper engines were turned for the climb up from Mojave.
This UP manifest works up the grade through the location formerly known as Eric. This spot once had a wye that was used to turn steam helper engines for their return trip to Mojave.