A selection of shots taken between 27 and 31 October 2000, my first visit to Tehachapi in over a year. Lots of nice spots and more BNSF helpers on downhill trains, but fewer interesting consists and a real mix of weather and light (the Saturday evening was the end of daylight saving time). Another disturbing trend is way too many UP yellow and BNSF orange and yellow locos By the way, BNSF: the 70's are over!
Pics taken on Fujichrome 100, Ectachrome 200, and a few at the end on Fuji 100 print film. For the first time ever, I used a tripod for almost all shots on the first few days. Highly recommended! All pics copyright Darryl K Bond, but you can use them for non-commercial purposes as long as you give me all the credit and and let me know.
|The same train as in the previous shot is strung out around the Caliente horseshoe curve. Two rear end SD40-2 helpers in BN green are visible in the distance, two track levels up, directly above the second and third train locos.|
|Sunday morning began overcast and just got worse from there. A nice train at Allard/Bealville has three 4-motor units including a GP30 at the back and the big power up front as it drifts downhill away from the camera.|
|Under overcast skies, the Swift roadrailer train powers uphill at a fair clip with just two units, one of the new UP 'winged herald' SD70s and a repainted tunnel motor.|
|As rain begins to fall at Caliente, a BNSF train winds up after a crossing. Included in the mix are a Norfolk Southern B30-7 and a cabless SF blue SD45.|
|Just uphill from Caliente, nine engines motor uphill light as the rain comes down.|
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