Heavily laden with lumber products from the Pacific Northwest, UP's eastbound QRVWCB ascends the Tehachapi grade while conforming to the Bealville horseshoe curve. Brand new UP ET45AH 2662 is bein... (more)
Farther up the hill, about to enter tunnel 5, the rear power units help lower a unit train of covered hoppers down the north side of the Tehachapi Mountains.
A southbound Double Stack climbs up the west slope of the Tehachapi Mountains and rounds the curve into Bealville.
Southern Pacific work train with Cotton Belt SD40T-2 8325.
Meeting at Bealville, a southbound mixed manifest holds the siding for downhill double stacks heading north.
Under typical monsoonal summer skies, two manifest freights meet at Bealville in the Tehachapi mountains on the Union Pacific's Mojave Subdivision.
The sun is going down as northbound Auto Racks reach the Siding at Bealville and continue downgrade on the weatern slope of the Tehachapi Mountains
Its almost 1:00PM and the dispatcher wants everybody off the hill. The equipment is backing southbound on the siding at Bealville and is going to pull of onto the spur track.
Long Mixed Manifests need lots of power to bring them down the steep grades of the west slopes of the Tehachapi mountains.
BNSF 6814 lift's double stacks east, up the 2.2% grade of the western slope of the Tehachapi mountains, on it's way to the summit.
Westbound UP train is descending the Tehachapi Mountains between Caliente and Bealville.
An eastbound grain train is about to enter tunnel 2.
A westbound intermodal train is about to enter tunnel 1.