A westbound BNSF double stack train drifts down grade at Cliff, surrounded by the nicely greened Tehachapi Hills.
Spring finally arrived in the Tehachapi foothills with big fluffy white clouds drifting through the sky, casting shadows on the green landscape. The DPU of a south bound UP intermodal slowly pushe... (more)
When Southern Pacific construction crews arrived at Caliente in 1874 the question of just how to conquer the Tehachapi Mountains quickly came to the forefront. So daunting was the task that Calien... (more)
Amongst the color and vegetation of spring, a southbound UP manifest pops out of tunnel 2, at the north end of Bealville siding on this cloudy afternoon.
While a southbound BNSF intermodal holds at Bena off in the distance, a UP northbound intermodal races toward a diverging clear signal and the San Joaquin Valley, catching the late afternoon light... (more)
Light from the rear DPU of a southbound train creates a trail that moves along with the curves through Allard. Moon light helps illuminate the hills around the scene on this cool spring night.
A smoky exit from Tunnel 5 past the west end of Cliff siding. Trailing units are SD40T-2 8570, SD45T-2 9270 and SD40-2M 8585
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.
Lost within a scene of vast color and hovering cloud cover, a northbound BNSF manifest drifts down and out of the Allard horseshoe and is approaching tunnel 2, under what seems like a display of a... (more)
BNSF 7056 rumbles her manifest through deep cuts and tight curves still miles from peaking the summit as it emerges from one of Tehachapi’s deepest cuts, located below the loop, on a late aftern... (more)
With vibrant green hills and carpets of wildflowers providing the backdrop at Bealville on February 19th, 2016 a eastbound BNSF Z train works up the Tehachapi grade. Within moments the lead motor ... (more)
Emerging from the deep cut where Tunnel Half once stood one of Union Pacific's rail detector cars, EC-4, is led up the Tehachapi grade towards Caliente.
A UP intermodal drops down into the Bealville boot on a late afternoon in winter.
On a cold, breezy morning in the Tehachapi's, a few minutes before sunrise, a short UP manifest tackles the grade at Keene and is rounding the horseshoe curve.
DPUs bring up the rear of a northbound BNSF grain train descending down the Tehachapi Loop in the moments after sunset on a warm summer day.