The chug of three GE units slowly emerges from the quiet darkness, fading in and out as the train climbs out of Ilmon. Occasional blasts from the horn as the Engineer approaches the grade crossin... (more)
A UP intermodal from the shipping port of Brooklyn, Oregon curves it's way up through Allard and into the horseshoe in the very early moments of sunlight on this perfect spring morning.
A northbound Z train charges into Sandcut, lead by BNSF 7217.
In an illusion of perspective, BNSF 7088 thunders upgrade through Cliff.
A northbound BNSF intermodal glides into Caliente, CA.
As the sun climbs into the sky, painting Tehachapi's golden hills in warm morning light, a pair of westbounds are caught in its glint. In the lower foreground Union Pacific's MWCRV carefully drift... (more)
About to begin the daunting 6 mile climb to Cliff a eastbound BNSF stack train swings around the Caliente horseshoe, led this morning by BNSF warbonnet 715.
If you've ever stood in amazement at the sight of an eastbound laboring out of Caliente, fighting for each mile through all the twists and turns, obtaining 700 feet in 6 rail miles to again come i... (more)
The natural light from the starry sky lights up the iconic landmark in Californian railroading. A BNSF northbound is seen painting out the right of way while descending down the mountain and the T... (more)
A BNSF stack train curves it's way north through Allard and down the Tehachapi Mountains on this wet spring afternoon.
BNSF auto racks climb south up the Tehachapi's in the darkness of cloud shadows.
A BNSF stack train exits tunnel 10, on a summer morning a few years back when the construction of the double tracking was in progress around tunnel 10 above the Tehachapi Loop.
Led by red and silver, this BNSF intermodal drifts down grade through Tehachapi's tunnel district, where tunnels 17, 16, 15 and 14 lie.
A short BNSF manifest descending the Tehachapi's, between tunnels 1 & 2, while the San Joaquin Valley can be seen off in the distance.
Under a cloudy winter sky, BNSF 5326 leads her manifest down the western slope of the Tehachapi's, between tunnels 1 and 2 and is moments from entering tunnel 1. Fall color still lingers in the Oa... (more)