Things aren't all as they seem in this photo. A "repo-train" full of empty trailers being transferred from Phoenix, AZ to San Bernardino, CA is easing down the steep 3.0% grade of Main 3 (the old ... (more)
A westbound stack train starts to slow down for track work up head after a thunder storm.
Loaded unit ethanol train heads west with a lone GEVO leader with two more units helping out in the back.
One of BNSF's newer GEVO engines leads a short and fast intermodal train at Monolith, with Tehachapi summit being just a couple miles ahead.
A short Northbound races the last light of the day as it crosses the Tehachapi Valley at Monolith.
This curve had remained the same for over half-a-century or more, but within a fortnight of this image it changed with the construction of a third mainline on the western slope of the pass.
A BNSF stack train approaches the crossing while a UP stack train heads the opposite direction.
Taking the cut through Stein's Hill we see the second unit is a freshly painted SD40-2 in the "Swoosh" paint scheme.
BNSF 7610 passes the once busy Ft. Madison ATSF depot. Now it is being used as a museum.
NS general freight 38G zooms eastbound by the signal at Royersford on the Harrisburg Line behind BNSF gevo on a bright afternoon.
NS 15T Crew swapping units with NS 787. NS 22A arriving at far left for crew change.