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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.


BNSF heads for the hills in pouring rain at Sandcut. 5tv.jpg
Over the pass at Mojave, it's not raining. Yet. The train we saw at Caliente is coasting down to Mojave as a coil train eases past with a pair of Santa Fe warbonnets helping out with the climb to Summit Switch. 5tw.jpg
That night in Bakersfield, SONHERT PFCAI 8234, an SD40T-2 that is another victim of rampant door swapping, awaits its next turn of duty. 5tx.jpg
Extra long SDP45 8691 and ... 5ty.jpg
... 5373, an ex- D&RGW SD40T-2, are in a consist of 5 locos rescuing a coal train that has been tied up south of Mojave. 5tz.jpg
The aproaching coal train crawls past part of the GATX 'tank-train' south of Mojave in the last light of the day. 5tz1.jpg

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