Santa Fe 2756 East emerges from tunnel 5 with her diesel exhaust billowing skyward. The freight is fighting a heavy grade and almost constant curvature. It was not unusual to see GP30s on the poin... (more)
Santa Fe Dash 8-40BW 553 heads out of Tunnel 5 on Tehachapi Pass, past the west end of Cliff siding. Trailing units are SD45-2 5828 and SD40-2s 5139, 5207, 5116.
A BNSF westbound train pops out of Tunnel 5 in the Columbia River Gorge.
A Roger Puta Photograph
About to enter tunnel 5, a northbound mixed manifest slides downhill from Cliff to bealville.
A fresh looking SD40-2 leads a heavy duty coal drag west through Tunnel 5 ( to the right is the original tunnel prior to the realignment ) amid a little color starting to show deep in the mountain... (more)
A southbound manifest thunders out of Tunnel 5 in notch 8 after having to sit in the siding at Bealville. The newer diesels with better emissions greatly reduce the "smoke show" of the past much t... (more)
Amtrak 161 leads train #11 (13) out of Tunnel 5 and up the Tehachapi's at Cliff.
An empty coil train exits out of Tunnel 5 on the Tehachapi Pass.
Empty garbage train blasts out of the tunnel far below the popular rest area on this sunny Laboar Day
The grade's steepness is readily apparent as a westbound slips through Tunnel 5.
A clean pair of SP SD70M's exiting tunnel 5 on the climb over the Tehachapi's.
A smoky exit as this BNSF train exits Tunnel 5 and climbs the grade. It looks like the 5th unit had some kind of fire at one point in its career
Unrebuilt and looking a bit worse for wear, SP SD45 9140 leads some younger tunnel motor siblings out of Tunnel 5 at the west end of Cliff siding with an eastbound lumber drag. K64, Minolta X-700... (more)