This is a companion piece to my blog post “Railfanning the Tehachapi Loop and Surrounding Area.” These are all the photos from my two October 2020 trips to the Tehachapi Loop and points nearby.
UP 8773 at the Lehigh Cement Company in Monolith, CA, about 3 miles east of Tehachapi.
…Four hours later it was, at the crossing in Caliente.
A GE ET44AH and a GE ES44AC pull a Union Pacific intermodal train through the crossing on the horseshoe curve in Caliente.
UP 8773 got to the Caliente crossing about 15 minutes after the 2583. Both photos were shot with my 11-16mm Tokina.
Two views of BNSF 5732. Here it is approaching the crossing in Bealville.
Here it is at the crossing in Caliente an hour and a half later.
BNSF 3732 passed through Bealsville at 3:03pm…
…and got to Caliente at 4:35pm. The train on the left is a Union Pacific work train.
Both sides of the Tehachapi Loop. This train is wrapped all the way around on its way up the grade, photograhed from the top of the overlook looking toward the inside of the loop…
…and this Union Pacific train has looped under itself and is exiting the tunnel on the outside of the loop.
The train in the tunnel is a westbound Union Pacific. The back of the eastbound BNSF intermodal train is still working its way around the Tehachapi Loop as the locomotives pass Tunnel 10.
A wider view of the same scene. The second locomotive is still painted in the old Santa Fe red and silver “warbonnet.”
This is a General Electric ES44AC…
…and this is a GE ES44C4. Can you spot the differences?
Eastbound BNSF 5836 approaching tunnel 2.
BNSF 5835 shot just a few seconds before the last photo, just prior to reaching the turn.
Below are the rest of the photos from my October 2020 trip to photograph trains on the Tehachapi Loop and surrounding areas.