With a venerable SD9E on the point, a sugar beet train headed for Holly Sugar in the San Joaquin Valley climbs out of Bena to Sandcut before descending to Bakersfield.
BNSF 4410 leads a southbound manifest, stopped at Bena for about 3 hours.
This view looking east shows the damage left by the flood of March 1, 1983 at Bena, where much of No. 1 track and the signal bridge were destroyed.
8106 smokes it up as it passes two waiting eastbounds.
heading downgrade into bena, california. note the caboose at the end of the train, as well as mid-train helpers
A quartet of SP SD9s assigned to Tehachapi helper service back into the pocket track at Bena, CA. K64, Minolta SRT-101, Rokkor 50mm f1.7