An early morning sliver of sun light catches the side of a BNSF intermodal wrapping around the curve at the site of old tunnel 6 and is approaching tunnel 5 on this perfect spring morning in the T... (more)
In the early hours of a Tehachapi spring morning, the UP QRVWC rounds the Caliente horseshoe curve while the first rays of light freshly paint the valley scene below.
The quietness of a spring morning, as the sun slowly peaks the hills, is disturbed by the high pitched whine of dynamic braking units working in unison to bring their train of mixed goods down the... (more)
Under a partially lit Milky Way above, the slow progress of a BNSF intermodal working south up from Tunnel 1 to Bealville is seen in this 14 minute exposure. The train works up through tunnel 2, a... (more)
On a cold, windy night in spring, the beams of light from a southbound BNSF baretable train light up the landscape around the right of way in this 7.5 minute exposure, showing the train work from ... (more)
On a late spring afternoon in the Tehachapi's, 7 big GE locomotives of the BNSF drag a long intermodal up through Keene, CA and around the single track horseshoe curve.
Heading into the last rays of a setting sun,,a westbound BNSF mixed Manifest crests the summit (4025 feet) of Tehachapi Pass after the climb from Mojave(3000 feet). Ahead lies the steep downhill r... (more)
Exiting tunnel 2, of Tehachapi Pass, and into a pocket of sunlight on this perfect spring afternoon.
A BNSF auto rack repositioning move Crests the summit of Tehachapi Pass at a little over 4025 feet.
Now free of the grades and curves of the Tehachapi Mountains, a northbound BNSF Z rolls downhill out of Ilmon block and over Caliente Creek for the fast run to Bakersfield. The hills are still gre... (more)
Southbound Z, with two BNSF ES44C4 leading a couple of NS Stallions out of Tunnel 17, along HWY 58.
A winter storm parts for the afternoon sun that lights up the Lehigh cement factory at Monolith and a passing south bound BNSF intermodal rolling quickly by at track speed.
Around the horseshoe Curve at Caliente and starting the 2% grade up the western slope of the Tehachapi mountains. Southbound Union Pacific Z with ES44AC No. 8156 leading the charge on the hill to ... (more)
Nouthbound Union Pacific ES44AC No.8166 leads a Mixed Manifest into Bealville Siding. Meanwhile further up the hill the Distributed power unit is about to enter Tunnel 5.
Southbound Union Pacific Mixed Manifest rounds the new alignment at Tunnel 10 and through Marcel in Tehachapi Pass