Summit switching. Engineer Mark "Cookie" Sodergren coaxes his train slowly across the massive hydraulic switch just below the summit of Mt. Washington, in preparation for its arri... (more)
Northbound UP Manifest at the Summit of the Tehachapi Grade between the Monolith cement plant and the town of Tehachapi.
With the cement plant at Monolith in the distance, detouring northbound Amtrak train #14 passes Summit Switch located just east of the town of Tehachapi.
En route to the bay area a high-priority BNSF trailer train sprints by Monolith and is approaching Summit Switch in Tehachapi.
Just after sunrise, a southbound BNSF merchandise crests the grade at Summit Switch. From here, it will be a relatively fast 18 mile trip downhill to Mojave. Canon EOS 10D, firstname.lastname@example.org, 185mm