BNSF 5782 leads a vehicle train through Bena.
UP 2010 leaves it train as it will get a unit that was brought from Bakersfield because the third unit on the Brooklyn died and wouldn't make it up the pass.
westbound SP LA to Portland intermodal between Ilmon and Bena, CA
As an SP crewman prepares his helper power at dusk, a Santa Fe eastbound comes down the short grade from Sandcut.
Late afternoon in the Tehachapi's finds a Northbound BNSF loaded grain train picking up speed through Bena, as it leaves the twisting curves and steep grades behind.
A southbound baretable train is stopped at Bena waiting for the northbound UP officer special. The dove on the fence post has turned its back on one of the BNSF engines that still wears the Santa ... (more)
BNSF 5474 passes under an old SP cantilever signal bridge at Bena, east of Bakersfield..
Northbound UP Tonnage enters Double Track at Bena for the quick sprint to Bakersfield for a crew change.
A BNSF Northbound leaves the Tehachapi's behind and it enters double track at Bena, and a fast run to a crew change at Bakersfield.
A Roseville to West Colton freight flies through the orange groves east of Bakersfield. In a few miles this train will be down to a crawl tackling the 2.5% grade between Ilmon & Caliente, the sta... (more)
BNSF 8234 South begins the arduous climb up the Tehachapi Mountains, as it passes through Bena during the day's last light.
Five big units lead a short manifest through Bena towards Bakersfield and down Tehachapi Pass.
A Barstow bound manifest races away from the setting sun at Bena, as it begins its long arduous climb over the Tehachapi Mountains.
eastbound stack Richmond, CA to Chicago, IL