UP 8020 slugs a West Colton-bound manifest up the Tehachapi Loop on a cool January morning on the mountain.
A First for Me. Out of all the times I've visited Tehachapi, this afternoon marked the first I've ever seen the small industry just west of the 4,064-foot summit be served by the Union Paci... (more)
Working upgrade out of Caliente and through Tunnel 1, BNSF 4258 and another clean leader on the point lug an eastbound Willow Springs-bound Z train toward Tunnel 2.
A Rough Morning on Tehachapi. Following an extensive delay on the mountain due to broken rail between Woodford and Walong, with a train in every siding between Marcel and Bena (with some p... (more)
An Engineering Marvel of its Time...and Today. You've all heard of it, with many making the trip from far and wide to see it - the Tehachapi Loop. Planned and executed by the Southern Paci... (more)
Got Enough Power? Working against the morning light off the Tehachapi Loop, UP 8220 and nine other units, including UP 2001, leads a Long Beach-bound baretable train south.
With the entire length of its train visible, UP 8697 hustles a Roseville-bound manifest up the final miles of grade through Monolith and toward the summit of Tehachapi. Following its crest of the ... (more)
Snaking its way out of Woodford toward the Tehachapi Loop, BNSF 3741 leads the eastbound RICBAR over the two crossings of the Tehachapi Creek here and it negotiates the horseshoe curve here.
With the entire length of its train visible from the head-end to the FRED, BNSF 4320 leads a string of empty containers and tractor-trailers over the Tehachapi Loop on its eastbound journey to Los... (more)
With the last half of its train still snaking through Bealville, BNSF 3741 leads this afternoon's edition of the RICBAR out of Tunnel 3 and toward Cliff.
Finding the morning light as it peaks out of Tunnel 10, BNSF 7161 leads a Barstow-bound manifest off the Tehachapi Loop and towards Marcel.
With a freshly washed C4 on the point and a relatively new one riding second, a westbound Z train drops downgrade into Caliente as an eastbound manifest waits in town to meet it. Following the Z's... (more)
And it was said, let there be light! UP 2673 breaks through the morning mist at Monolith and into the first light of the day as it leads a Roseville-West Colton manifest downgrade from the... (more)
As the mist slowly rises above Tunnel 17, UP 2735 leads an officers special upgrade toward the town of Tehachapi.
BNSF 6806 leads a colorful southbound manifest out of the Tehachapi Mountains just north of Mojave.