The almost eerie tranquility of a calm desert morning is broken as an ES44DC, a DASH-9 and an ES44C4 labour up the east slope of Ash Hill with a long train of trailers.
With their dynamic brakes roaring away, dissipating most the locomotives' tractive effort in the form of heat, the BNSF 7120 brings the Q-CHISBD6-14 down hill along the Cajon Pass route.
South of HWY 138, BNSF 6805 West on the Q-NYCLAC1-15. In another mile or so this train will wind its way around Sullivan's Curve into Cajon Station.
South of HWY 138 BNSF 6805 West on the Q-NYCLAC1-15 passing in front of a pair of SCE's Path 46 transmission line towers.
After a long run working Rice's Point in Duluth, 3702 works Northtown.
On a warm afternoon a lengthy 'stacker' descends Cajon's original 3% grade behind a DASH-9 and one of its most recent descendants.
Yet another great place to enjoy a Bud Light with my Dad while w... (more)
The power of Santa Fe 545 East climbs in the foreground toward tunnel 10 as the rear portion of the train continues circling the Tehachapi Loop.
A Northbound Herzog work extra enters Canyon siding on the Palmdale Cutoff as a BNSF Eastbound passes to the left.
BNSF 161 is about to run around its train after switching industries and head back to Kaiser Yard.
BNSF's only unit with yellow lettering leads this eastbound near Silverwood.
3 BNSF units from Kaiser Yard head down the Fontana Logistics spur for switching.
The golden Swoosh leads a Q train past the red Navajo sandstones of Eastern Arizona.
The golden swoosh GEVO leads the Q - Clovis to Richmond through the signals at West Baca.
The one of a kind yellow power bar BNSF 7695 races east as it nears its next crew change point of Needles.
One of a kind, BNSF 7695, sporting it's yellow BNSF logo instead of the common black one makes it's way east through Silverwood. It's very rare to find this engine on the point so we were quite ha... (more)