Four BNSF GE's team to assault the grade found on Tehachapi's eastern slope with the "earthworm" in tow. The worm is running 4x3x3 this fine afternoon as the combined 44000 horsepower from the 10 ... (more)
A brace of C44-9Ws roll out of the Tehachapi's on the head of an eastbound intermodal train. The train is passing MP 377 just north of Mojave.
BNSF ES44DC 7332 eases through a slight curve in the Mojave Sub at MP 378 as it drifts down into Mojave on the point of the O RICWIN2 13 (Richmond, CA to Winslow, AZ; Officers special). The 7 car ... (more)
After a tough battle up hill, the 1989 now faces a tough decent down into Mojave. This is the final decent (2.3%) down into the Mojave "sink". UP 1989 has just rolled under the MP 377 signal bridg... (more)
A monster Roseville to West Colton manifest glides down the hill from Tehachapi to Mojave as a SD70ACe and 5 other units keep this over 10,000 ton manifest under control.
The return of the San Joaquin Starlight to the Tehachapi Pass. Northbound Coast Starlight, AMT 14 (02) rounds the curves at Warren (MP 375.5) on UP's Mojave Sub as it climbs the western slope of t... (more)
Accelerating for the climb to Tehachapi
The Brooklyn drops out of the Tehachapi's and passes under the signal bridge at MP 377.
On a clear desert night, a BNSF baretable passes under the signal bridge at MP 377 near Mojave, CA. If you look close, a faint green beam can be seen on the opposite side of the signal bridge, in... (more)
Having just cleared the South Mojave Jct, BNSF 7604 accelerates its train up to track speed as it begins the long race across the desert to Barstow. The train is passing MP 812.
Wearing the Santa Fe inspired red & silver warbonnet paint scheme, BNSF Dash 9 #747 drops down out of the Tehachapi pass and down into the Mojave sink. 747 is passing MP 377 north of Mojave and is... (more)
BNSF 8186 leads empty steel coils out of the Tehachapi's as it approaches Mojave.
A clean UP locomotive soaks in the sunset on the way down into Mojave.
Basking in the late afternoon light near the Mojave airport, ex-Apalachicola Northern SW9 RMPX 711 is resplendent in its new red paint.