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  1. Snow Ahead

    Snow Ahead

    The BNSF 7612 (GE ES44DC) leads this domestic double stack through Tunnel 1 above Caliente, California. On this March 10 there are many signs of spring in the Tehachapis but the crew may be wondering if they need to deal with snow before they make in to Mojave.
  2. Climbing Through the Fog

    Climbing Through the Fog

    The crew in the cab of the BNSF 7396 (GE ES44DC) are settling into there slog up the hill to Tehachapi, California last March 10. In a few minutes the will enter Tunnel 2 followed by the long siding at Bealville.
  3. Climbing Through the Fog

    Climbing Through the Fog

    The crew in the cab of the BNSF 7396 (GE ES44DC) are settling into there slog up the hill to Tehachapi, California last March 10. In a few minutes the will enter Tunnel 2 followed by the long siding at Bealville.
  4. Caliente Meet

    Caliente Meet

    These BNSF trains meet at the north end of Caliente while the fog slowly burns off. The only sign of spring this last March 10 are the yellow wild flowers.
  5. Climb Ahead

    Climb Ahead

    Shortly this southward BNSF train carrying domestic double stack containers last March 9 will be negotiating the horse shoe curve at Caliente, California and settling down for the hard climb to Tehachapi.
  6. Coming Out of the Mountains

    Coming Out of the Mountains

    The crew on this northward BNSF mix manifest near Caliente, California are probably thinking about their plans after marking off in Bakersfield only 25 miles up the road. This March 9 morning there was snow in the mountains back toward Tehachapi but the sun is starting to shine this afternoon.
  7. Swallowed

    Swallowed

    This southward BNSF mixed manifest coming into Caliente, California last March 9 is seemingly overwhelmed by the mountains. In another 26 miles it will be through the mountains and on its way to Barstow.
  8. Leaving Winter Behind?

    Leaving Winter Behind?

    This southbound UP mixed manifest just above Caliente, California last March 9 is moving a lot of power taken from storage. Will the units be put back into service as the economy recovers or will they go to scrap?
  9. A Long Way from Colton

    A Long Way from Colton

    This pastoral setting is a long way from Colton, California and the urban sprawl of the LA Basin. Last March 9 the crew on the UP 5458 (GE ES44AC) will see snow showers, high desert and Cajon Pass before they tie up in Colton.
  10. Dropping Into Caliente

    Dropping Into Caliente

    Last March 9 the engineer on the BNSF 4754 (GE Dash 9-44CW) is focused on his speed as he keeps his long train under control during the last part of their decent from Tehachapi, California.
  11. Snow?

    Snow?

    The crew on the BNSF 7251(GE ES44DC) have just left a rain shower behind in Caliente, California and are probably wondering if they face snow showers ahead. That is all they need on top of a 10 MPH slow order at Tunnel 9. Everyone gets cranky when UPS misses a sort due to a train delay.
  12. Winter Passes Above Caliente Creek

    Winter Passes Above Caliente Creek

    The engineer of this northward mixed manifest last March 8 may be thinking about how the UP 5412s (GE ES44AC) winter grime contrasts with the greening spring time hills above Caliente, California.
  13. Westbound in Caliente

    Westbound in Caliente

    A westbound UP train rolls into Caliente for a meet with a BNSF baretable.
  14. ATSF Geeps through Tehachapi Pass

    ATSF Geeps through Tehachapi Pass

    Westbound through Caliente, CA, ATSF GP35u #2912 leads a string of GP's past a familiar camping spot below horseshoe curve on the way to Bakersfield and up the San Joaquin Valley in 1986.
  15. Tehachapi Pumpkins

    Tehachapi Pumpkins

    Three pumpkins in a row. Perfect for October. Three BNSF Dash-9's coming down hill with a Herzog ballast train on the 10 degree horseshoe curve at Caliente, California (Tehachapi) This was taken October 28, 2006 at 4:58 PM with a Canon Digital Rebel and a 28 to 105mm USM zoom lens. Daylight
  16. BNSF'S Mojave Sub

    BNSF'S Mojave Sub

    BNSF Eastbound Intermodal Train pulls to the east end of Caliente, Ca. ( siding ) for a meet with a westbound
  17. Hot Train in the Hills

    Hot Train in the Hills

    The hottest train on the transcon snakes its way up towards Caliente.
  18. Up towards Tunnel 1

    Up towards Tunnel 1

    An uphill manifest train pulls out of Caliente, CA.
  19. Impending Meet at Caliente

    Impending Meet at Caliente

    An uphill baretable waits at Caliente for the hot roadrailers to come down the hill for the meet.
  20. UP SD70M at Caliente

    UP SD70M at Caliente

    A Black and White Photo of a Union Pacific SD70M at Caliente California



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