A rare gathering of two railfanning Mustang owners (the red one being myself) watch this short intermodal cannon ball down the mountain.
This UP westbound just managed to make it in time to catch the last light at this location. In a few moments, the train will be descending the Loop.
Down a mountain, through a tunnel, around a horseshoe curve, into another tunnel. Just another day on Tehachapi.
For those of you who enjoy goofy little coincidences; notice this unit's sequential number: 7-6-5-4. If only it had been paired with with SD40-2 3210, now that would have been really crazy.
When I purchased my 14-24 back in February, I remember thinking privately it would come in handy if I ever found myself at the Tehachapi Loop. Eight months later, the lens has fulfilled it's desti... (more)
5446 shoves past the great sandstone formations at Pine Lodge.
While the era of the caboose is long gone, this new era of the DPU isn't half bad. Something on the end is always better than nothing!
A big difference between the East and West I noticed the very first day was that spectacular sunsets where much more common out here. Here is one such example.
I guess they don't bother to give the Cows an Operation Lifesaver lecture in these parts. They didn't even look, let alone listen ;)