A pair of SD40-2s grind upgrade on an eastbound Union Pacific freight approaching Tunnel 2 at west Bealville, California, on March 10, 2002.
On a beautiful spring day in the Tehachapi Mountains, a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight snakes through Bealville, California, on March 14, 2005. A pair each of GE C44-9Ws and EMD SD... (more)
BNSF 743 shoves hard on the rear of an eastbound manifest as it climbs out Bealville.
About to crawl into tunnel 2, a 3-pack of abnormally clean gevos claw up the 2.2% grade with the characteristic lumber loads that are ever so common on this train.
A BNSF stack rolls into Bealville, following very closely behind the UP QRVWC, which was at Cliff at the time of the capture. The stack then proceeded to stop and wait for an upgraded signal indic... (more)
A GE and an EMD is all it takes to move this rather long autoracks train uphill out of Bealville and into Tunnel 3.
A southbound intermodal train throttles up to continue its assault on Tehachapi after having to wait for a northbound to pass.
A southbound manifest thunders out of Tunnel 5 in notch 8 after having to sit in the siding at Bealville. The newer diesels with better emissions greatly reduce the "smoke show" of the past much t... (more)
A southbound baretable with some classic Santa Fe power climbs out of the Allard horseshoe on its way to Barstow.
A southbound intermodal with a quartet of GE pachyderms heads into Allard's curve as it makes the climb towards the summit at Techachapi. This shot was inspired by Steve Schmollinger's classic sho... (more)
The first northbound train following almost a full day of a work window on the loop.
Climbing towards tunnel 2. A fantastic place to spend an afternoon.
UP 7105 hauls empty cement train RPTECC-14 out of the siding at Bealville and into Tunnel 3.
BNSF S-LPCOIG3-28A (aka UP 3JLPOAJ 28), a Joliet, IL to Oakland, CA intermodal, winds through the Tehachapi Mountains at the aptly-named CLIFF siding. The intermodal it is meeting here, the Q-RICW... (more)
Eastbound Santa Fe freight near Bealville