BNSF 4072 climbs between tunnel #1 and 2 near Caliente, CA.
On 5 May 2004, UP 4859 is in charge of the IOALBR-4. In this scene the Southbound train has made a short pause at Bakersfield, CA at the UP yard for a crew change.
Back in the day the red and silver lasted for quite a while. Here is a scene with some nice warbonnets at a famous shot on Tehachapi.
IN 2006 the sun sets at Edison while a southbound BNSF stack train breezes towards Sandcut, CA on UPs Mojave sub.
In the fall of 2005 an Southound BNSF was stopped at Sandcut, CA. In the foreground the conductor of BNSF 4239 watches a Northbound pass by as the hr approaches midnight.
During the late 90s/early 2000s I was obsessed with the sunset at Sandcut. Every April and October the sun would set perfectly over the rails, I would try to get a specific shot almost every year... (more)
Springtime on the Loop? It sure looks like it, but technically its still Winter. In 2016 the hills turned green early. This was just about the last angle of the loop that I haven't shot in all m... (more)
Nothing glints like a nice shiny train!On a hazy but comfortable Feb afternoon a surprise officer special ights up as it passes the famous Portland Cement Factory East of Tehachapi.
View from high above Ilmon On a hazy but comfortable Feb afternoon a Southbound stack train led by BNSF 9061 climbs through Ilmon during Spring in California. The green hills popped up ear... (more)
Growing up in Bakersfield I never spent a whole lot of time on the loop other than a few adventures in the hills around it looking for new angles. In this shot a good zoom brings out the curves a... (more)
A UP work train sits in Tehachapi.
About to crawl into tunnel 2, a 3-pack of abnormally clean gevos claw up the 2.2% grade with the characteristic lumber loads that are ever so common on this train.
A BNSF stack rolls into Bealville, following very closely behind the UP QRVWC, which was at Cliff at the time of the capture. The stack then proceeded to stop and wait for an upgraded signal indic... (more)
Some old EMD power making the rounds switching in Mojave.
A westbound Santa Fe intermodal works upgrade at Siberia, California, on the climb up to Ash Hill. These B40-8s were precursors to the later "Super Fleet" GE and EMD units--in warbonnet ... (more)