After about a 9 hour MOW work window in the morning, to replace tie plates from Caliente up to tunnel 2, traffic was back underway once again at about 230pm. With such long work windows rail traff... (more)
Northbound BNSF No. 4251 pulling stacks, rolls along towards Caliente and the beginning of the climb to Tehachapi.
Southbound Stacks hold for the northbound mixed manifest that is drifting down the last of the 2% grade on Tehachapi pass and around the horseshoe curve at Caliente. A Santa Fe Warbonnet is part ... (more)
Spring finally arrived in the Tehachapi foothills with big fluffy white clouds drifting through the sky, casting shadows on the green landscape. The DPU of a south bound UP intermodal slowly pushe... (more)
When Southern Pacific construction crews arrived at Caliente in 1874 the question of just how to conquer the Tehachapi Mountains quickly came to the forefront. So daunting was the task that Calien... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific manifest drops down into Caliente. Watch out for rattlers!
An eastbound BNSF intermodal train with 4 of General Electric's finest FDL16 powered locomotives making their presence felt on this hot summer's day.
One of the greenest seasons I've ever seen in the Tehachapi's was back in February 2016, after a ton of rainfall dropped on the mountain that January, and then in early February there was a lot of... (more)
A southbound BNSF flat car train of containers circles the horseshoe curve in Caliente in the mid-morning hours of a winter day.
An eastbound BNSF double stack splits the left-over carnage from a recent Union Pacific derailment, just out of the west portal of tunnel 1, as it climbs out of Caliente.
A BNSF intermodal stretches out between tunnel's 1 and 2 while the lead units exit tunnel 1 and are approaching Caliente out of frame to the left.
A BNSF intermodal rounds the horseshoe curve in Caliente and is approaching the opening to the short canyon below.
A northbound BNSF intermodal glides into Caliente, CA.
As the sun climbs into the sky, painting Tehachapi's golden hills in warm morning light, a pair of westbounds are caught in its glint. In the lower foreground Union Pacific's MWCRV carefully drift... (more)
About to begin the daunting 6 mile climb to Cliff a eastbound BNSF stack train swings around the Caliente horseshoe, led this morning by BNSF warbonnet 715.