Quite possibly the last ES44C4 with this carbody leading a Westbound stack train down the 3% grade. I stumbled upon this little gem on my way home after a long day at work.
With a friendly wave from the conductor and five new GEVOs, the westbound bird from Chicago moves slowly past the slow order by the Martinez station.
A BNSF stack train has worked long and hard to reach the summit of Cajon Pass and finally escape the clouds blowing across the Los Angeles basin on a strong westerly wind.
WB double stack slowly approaches Summit.
Late in the day a 'light' power move of twelve BNSF units heads east from Cajon Summit towards Barstow.
BNSF 7821 leads it's eastbound intermodal train through a series of curves near Martinez, CA; east of Cajon Summit. 7821 now has a down grade journey to Victorville.
The KG1LA pulls into Cajon Pass being led by UP 1983, 1996 & 2002. Here it comes down Summit Valey just before Cajon Summit. If you look at the top of the photo you can see the mid-train DPU's com... (more)
I G2LB-05 UP 8521, UP 8534, UP 8537, UP 8535, & UPY 2714 with 115 Loads, 7450 Tons, 7597 Feet. All 5 are brand new on their maiden run. Delays out of Daggett force this chase into the rapidly sett... (more)
After taking the hole for a ballast train this LB stacker hops back on to the mainline. Canon EOS 40D
Creeping upgrade toward Summit, westbound domestic doublestacks meets an eclectic assortment of eastbound overseas containers on the BNSF. In an ironic twist, the traditional bottleneck at Verdemo... (more)
A westbound passes the eastern end of the triple track over Cajon Pass.
Approaching the east switch Martinez and the end of triple track.
DPU on a westbound beneath the San Gabriel Mountains.
A new ES44DC makes it'way west towards Cajon Summit, near sunset.