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Rick Erben's Collection
 
10/19/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Rick Erben
Dates:4/7/2010 - 4/14/2010
Album Info:Along BNSF & UP - New Mexico, Arizona and California
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Dalies Divide
Title:  Dalies Divide
Description:  This place reminds me of Bryn Mawr, PA. Geographically that would seem counter-intuitive. And yet there is something that reminds me of that place in the days when freight operation still prevailed along the Main Line. Westbound freights (particularly the old LCL-7 at night) would come struggling over the crest of the grade at Bryn Mawr and by the time most of the consist had passed, the train was making maximum speed. At Dalies, it is similar - this westbound intermodal has been laboring up the long grade from Belen and by the time half of its consist has passed the train will be sailing past as it heads downgrade now, into the valley of the Rio Puerco.
Photo Date:  4/7/2010  Upload Date: 4/19/2010 1:47:00 PM
Location:  Dalies, NM
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4039(C44-9W)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
Manifest du jour
Title:  Manifest du jour
Description:  This fellow and I played tag most of the afternoon; here BNSF 7274 makes a nice afternoon scene at Dalies.
Photo Date:  4/7/2010  Upload Date: 4/19/2010 1:58:49 PM
Location:  Dalies, NM
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7274(ES44DC) BNSF 7443(ES44DC) BNSF 7476(ES44DC)
Views:  190   Comments: 1
A wider perspective
Title:  A wider perspective
Description:  Whistling howdee-do, the 7274 comes roaring through.
Photo Date:  4/7/2010  Upload Date: 4/19/2010 2:08:17 PM
Location:  Dalies, NM
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7274(ES44DC) BNSF 7443(ES44DC) BNSF 7476(ES44DC)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
Parting shot
Title:  Parting shot
Description:  BNSF 7274s entire consist with two DPUs on the rear can be seen as it passes McCartys at sundown.
Photo Date:  4/7/2010  Upload Date: 4/19/2010 2:18:01 PM
Location:  McCartys, NM
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7274(ES44DC) BNSF 7443(ES44DC) BNSF 7476(ES44DC)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
BNSF 7274 again
Title:  BNSF 7274 again
Description:  After letting Amtrak by around Laguna, BNSF 7274 comes through McCartys in the evening light.
Photo Date:  4/7/2010  Upload Date: 4/19/2010 2:14:36 PM
Location:  McCartys, NM
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7274(ES44DC) BNSF 7443(ES44DC) BNSF 7476(ES44DC)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
BNSF 7274 at Scholle
Title:  BNSF 7274 at Scholle
Description:  After meeting three east, BNSF 7274 kicks off the brakes and begins its descent into Abo Canyon and the Rio Grande valley.
Photo Date:  4/7/2010  Upload Date: 4/19/2010 12:02:07 PM
Location:  Scholle, NM
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7274(ES44DC) BNSF 7443(ES44DC) BNSF 7476(ES44DC)
Views:  204   Comments: 1
Cantilever Contemplations
Title:  Cantilever Contemplations
Description:  BNSF 7617 brings a westbound manifest over the top of the grade from Belen past Dalies, junction with the old passenger main via Raton Pass, where several classic Santa Fe cantilevers still stand with their ornate metal framework and right-side display alluding to the era of long boilers or geep-style cabs. So many of these aesthetically appealing cantilevers have fallen that their once ubiquitous presence about the system is now a matter of the unique and of almost quaint reflection upon a different era when each railroad had its individual character and style.
Photo Date:  4/7/2010  Upload Date: 4/19/2010 1:18:30 PM
Location:  Dalies, NM
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7617(ES44DC) BNSF 7660(ES44DC) BNSF 3012(GP40M) BNSF 5023(C44-9W)
Views:  572   Comments: 3
BNSF 7682
Title:  BNSF 7682
Description:  BNSF 7274 West DPU power trails the manifest into Abo Canyon. One can see the extensive excavation underway for the line change as BNSFs Transcon capacity improvements near perhaps the last stage of completion with double-tracking of this twisting segment through Abo Canyon.
Photo Date:  4/7/2010  Upload Date: 4/19/2010 12:11:39 PM
Location:  Scholle, NM
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7682(ES44DC)
Views:  197   Comments: 2
UP 7685
Title:  UP 7685
Description:  Rolling west on the old Golden State Route that featured lower quad semaphores right up into merger, this intermodal train has just passed under BNSFs Transcon that crosses the valley on the high fill in the background.
Photo Date:  4/7/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 10:18:37 AM
Location:  Vaughn, NM
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7685(AC45CCTE) UP 4570(SD70M)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
Bridging the gap
Title:  Bridging the gap
Description:  When the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad was waiting for equipment and funds in order to cross 250 foot deep Canyon Diablo, a town sprang up here that was known to be wilder and with more gunfights, robberies and murders than Abilene, Dodge and Tombstone combined. Canyon Diablo had 14 saloons, 10 gambling houses and 4 brothels, and sheriffs did not last for long. That was the 19th century version of getting your kicks on Route 66. Once the railroad completed a single-track span across the canyon, the town quickly evaporated. In 1947, Santa Fe constructed the impressive new 544 foot long cantilevered truss span to replace the old trestle - piers and abutments for which can be plainly seen. But for the passing of trains such as BNSF 4124 East here, nary a soul inhabits the place today - just a few signal masts, controlled crossovers and some stored cars, the sun and the wind.
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 12:04:18 PM
Location:  Canyon Diablo, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4124(C44-9W)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
Just a grab shot
Title:  Just a grab shot
Description:  As I was coming into Ash Fork on I-40 I saw a headlight and hit the exit ramp. BNSF 4569 is starting into the legendary grade towards Supai. Check out carrtracks.com for some great shots of earlier days when this was the main line before the Crookton Cut-off was constructed, including the old Pineveta flyover.
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 12:56:33 PM
Location:  Ash Fork, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4569(C44-9W) BNSF 968(C44-9W)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
BNSF 5191 makes the grade
Title:  BNSF 5191 makes the grade
Description:  I wanted to get to Yampai with plenty of light left in the afternoon. Story goes that in the days of current of traffic railroading, dispatchers could tell how a train would do between Needles and Goffs based upon how they did on the grade between Pica and Yampai. This information was an important part of "figuring" where your trains were going to be, and when, so as to clear following hotshots; much as I did in keeping "pencil figures" on the trainsheet when dispatching UPs Third and Fourth Subdivisions of the Wyoming Division between Rawlins and Ogden, some years ago. BNSF 5191 climbs upgrade as it nears Yampai Summit with the Aubrey cliffs in the background.
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 1:06:36 PM
Location:  Yampai, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5191(C44-9W)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Bringing up the rear
Title:  Bringing up the rear
Description:  DPU power on BNSF 7806 West are easing off the power as most of the train has now topped the summit at Yampai.
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 1:51:33 PM
Location:  Yampai, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5203(C44-9W) BNSF 7362(ES44DC)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
Dwarfed by the immensity of the landscape
Title:  Dwarfed by the immensity of the landscape
Description:  BNSF 528 approaches Canyon Diablo bridge
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 11:09:29 AM
Location:  Canyon Diablo, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 528(B40-8W)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
Faded warrior on the old trail
Title:  Faded warrior on the old trail
Description:  Once ATSF 528 led the hottest trains on the Santa Fe. Now its colors have faded and the younger warriors of the orange tribe lead the fleet. Still this old Dash8-40BW clings to its historic warpaint as it follows a familiar old trail.
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 11:34:29 AM
Location:  Canyon Diablo, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 528(B40-8W)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
Something for everyone
Title:  Something for everyone
Description:  You see some movement off by the distant horizon, catch a glimpse of a headlight, see a consist snaking down onto the high plains and then it disappears. A short while later the locomotive pokes over the swell in the landscape and bears down upon your vantage point. This eastbound manifest at Diablo may not have a KCS Belle, but the current-day "big four" are represented in this wild power consist.
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 12:25:29 PM
Location:  Canyon Diablo, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5753(ES44AC) NS 9114(C40-9W) BNSF 4890(C44-9W) BNSF 8220(SD75M) UP 6761(AC44CW)
Views:  403   Comments: 3
BNSF 740
Title:  BNSF 740
Description:  Here is another wild lash-up dropping downgrade at Yampai. Wish that it had been a westbound!
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 1:18:43 PM
Location:  Yampai, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 740(C44-9W) CSX 8559(SD50-2) NS 9265(C40-9W) BNSF 7372(ES44DC)
Views:  279   Comments: 0
BNSF 740 balancing power
Title:  BNSF 740 balancing power
Description:  One imagines these warbonnets, showing how long ago the BNSF merger was, might be enroute for a paint job.
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 1:27:21 PM
Location:  Yampai, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 740(C44-9W) CSX 8559(SD50-2) NS 9265(C40-9W) BNSF 5307(C44-9W) BNSF 881(C40-8W) BNSF 7372(ES44DC) BNSF 916(C40-8W) BNSF 930(C41-8W)
Views:  636   Comments: 0
BNSF 740, et al
Title:  BNSF 740, et al
Description:  Ten units tiptoe downgrade
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 2:19:12 PM
Location:  Yampai, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 740(C44-9W) CSX 8559(SD50-2) NS 9265(C40-9W) BNSF 5307(C44-9W) BNSF 881(C40-8W) BNSF 7372(ES44DC) BNSF 916(C40-8W) BNSF 897(C40-8W) BNSF 935(C41-8W) BNSF 930(C41-8W)
Views:  600   Comments: 0
ICG 680066
Title:  ICG 680066
Description:  Seeing these hi-cube box cars roll by on the BNSF 740 East was pretty cool. Remember when trains such as UPs ARRO, CRs LMPI, etc. were just loaded with them?
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 1:40:29 PM
Location:  Yampai, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  137   Comments: 0
Coming off of the Arizona Divide
Title:  Coming off of the Arizona Divide
Description:  BNSF 7507 approaches the great yawn of the landscape at Canyon Diablo. The sun is lined up almost (im)perfectly with the alignment of the rails at this time of the morning. The place is solitude and exquisite. Fortunately, this was the first of a run of eastbounds over the next couple of hours.
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/19/2010 2:36:05 PM
Location:  Canyon Diablo, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7507(ES44DC)
Views:  150   Comments: 1
Sweet scene in sweet light
Title:  Sweet scene in sweet light
Description:  Most of the trains were heading east in defiance of my wishes. Imagine my relief when BNSF 7806 came snarling up the grade at sundown.
Photo Date:  4/8/2010  Upload Date: 4/20/2010 1:43:46 PM
Location:  Yampai, AZ
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7806(ES44DC) BNSF 6613(ES44C4) BNSF 4179(C44-9W)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
Into the setting sun
Title:  Into the setting sun
Description:  BNSF 4312 brings a fairly short northbound manifest through Bealville.
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 11:55:19 AM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4312(C44-9W) BNSF 4542(C44-9W)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
One of railroadings most famous arcs
Title:  One of railroadings most famous arcs
Description:  BNSF 5130 brings a southbound manifest through the loop at Walong on Tehachapi Pass.
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 11:04:01 AM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5130(C44-9W) BNSF 7757(ES44DC) BNSF 4888(C44-9W) BNSF 7767(ES44DC) BNSF 7732(ES44DC) BNSF 1857(SD40-2)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
Three views of BNSF 7726-I
Title:  Three views of BNSF 7726-I
Description:  BNSF 7726 leads its train through the loop at Walong.
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 11:07:12 AM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7726(ES44DC) BNSF 4840(C44-9W) NS 9026(C40-9W) BNSF 4624(C44-9W) BNSF 7404(ES44DC)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
Three views of BNSF 7726-II
Title:  Three views of BNSF 7726-II
Description:  The serpent coils around the hills, finding its path up the mountain.
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 11:10:22 AM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7726(ES44DC) BNSF 4840(C44-9W) NS 9026(C40-9W) BNSF 4624(C44-9W) BNSF 7404(ES44DC)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Three views of BNSF 7726-III
Title:  Three views of BNSF 7726-III
Description:  Right before you now, the 7726 comes searing past one s vantage point with the raw sound of laboring power.
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 11:15:35 AM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7726(ES44DC) BNSF 4840(C44-9W) NS 9026(C40-9W) BNSF 4624(C44-9W) BNSF 7404(ES44DC)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
Bucolic bliss
Title:  Bucolic bliss
Description:  With a lucious breeze, a benevolent sun and exquisite springtime view, UP 5364 heads through Bealville on a Friday afternoon.
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 11:49:22 AM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5364(AC45CCTE) UP 5411(AC45CCTE)
Views:  178   Comments: 1
Morning shadows
Title:  Morning shadows
Description:  UP 5407 brings up the rear of a northbound UP manifest leaving Mojave, CA
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 10:59:51 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5407(AC45CCTE)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Every dog gets its turn
Title:  Every dog gets its turn
Description:  After sitting at Tehachapi for a couple of hours while meeting some eight southbounds, UP 5434 finally got its opportunity to go, and is rolling into the loop three and a half hours after departing Mojave. How do you like those Espee signals? True US&S classics and a vanishing breed.
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 11:22:22 AM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5434(AC45CCTE) UP 5377(AC45CCTE) UP 8355(SD70ACe)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
Moving right along
Title:  Moving right along
Description:  UP 5434 heads into the loop at Walong. Although the speed limit isnt much, trains get right with the program and do not waste any time getting over this arduous segment of railroad.
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 11:40:12 AM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5434(AC45CCTE) UP 5377(AC45CCTE) UP 8355(SD70ACe)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
UP 7655
Title:  UP 7655
Description:  It is quite an amazing path that the rails negotiate to elevate their twisting path from the valley floor toward the summit. UP 7655 brings a southbound intermodal train through Bealville.
Photo Date:  4/9/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 11:45:27 AM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7655(AC45CCTE) UP 5534(AC45CCTE) UP 4971(SD70M)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
The curves of Caliente
Title:  The curves of Caliente
Description:  BNSF 5173 has a southbound intermodal consist as it negotiates the tight arc of the horseshoe at Caliente and begins its steep assault upon the mountain.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 2:21:03 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5173(C44-9W) BNSF 7671(ES44DC) BNSF 5153(C44-9W) BNSF 5181(C44-9W)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
Time to go
Title:  Time to go
Description:  Having met UP 4349 at the north end of Bealville siding (extended to include old Allard siding), BNSF 5487 heads into Tunnel No.2.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 2:27:23 PM
Location:  Allard, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5487(C44-9W) BNSF 5287(C44-9W) BNSF 4732(C44-9W) BNSF 4633(C44-9W) CN 2244(ES44DC)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
BNSF 5487
Title:  BNSF 5487
Description:  BNSF 5487 clings to the eroded shelf between Tunnel No.5 and Tunnel No.3 at the intermediate signals between Cliff and Bealville. I believe this is the site of old Tunnel No.4 - daylighted after the 1952 earthquake.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 2:18:48 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5487(C44-9W) BNSF 5287(C44-9W) BNSF 4732(C44-9W) BNSF 4633(C44-9W) CN 2244(ES44DC)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
With squeals and a whistle
Title:  With squeals and a whistle
Description:  BNSF 5487 enters double-track as it leads its train through the tight horseshoe curve at Caliente.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 2:30:45 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5487(C44-9W)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
The agony and the ecstacy
Title:  The agony and the ecstacy
Description:  BNSF 7766 is in the hole (on the main) while BNSF 7247 has a light to go.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 12:08:55 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7766(ES44DC) BNSF 7780(ES44DC) BNSF 1051(C44-9W) BNSF 7719(ES44DC) BNSF 7427(ES44DC)
Views:  374   Comments: 0
Saturday morning action
Title:  Saturday morning action
Description:  The 7247 steams off of the siding and onto the main at Bealville, ready to tackle the further ascent of the Tehachapis.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 12:12:29 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7247(ES44DC) BNSF 5089(C44-9W) BNSF 4773(C44-9W) BNSF 5215(C44-9W)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
Under and over
Title:  Under and over
Description:  BNSF 7247 on the loop!
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 12:36:32 PM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7247(ES44DC) BNSF 5089(C44-9W) BNSF 4773(C44-9W) BNSF 5215(C44-9W)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
Endangered species
Title:  Endangered species
Description:  That US&S searchlight signal and the pole lines are on borrowed time now, although in the scope of time during which they have existed, BNSF 7247 is just passing through.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 12:44:12 PM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7247(ES44DC) BNSF 5089(C44-9W) BNSF 4773(C44-9W) BNSF 5215(C44-9W)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
BNSF 7644
Title:  BNSF 7644
Description:  Southbound coiled steel cars have met the UP 8247 North between Bealville and old Allard in this pleasant Saturday afternoon scene.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 2:07:34 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7644(ES44DC) BNSF 7687(ES44DC)
Views:  205   Comments: 1
Holding
Title:  Holding
Description:  A rail issue up the road has caused BNSF 7766 to be held at Bealville. The tank car in the spur is evidently a casualty from the derailment at Tunnel No.9 in March.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 12:05:08 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7766(ES44DC) BNSF 7780(ES44DC) BNSF 1051(C44-9W) BNSF 7719(ES44DC)
Views:  265   Comments: 0
The lowly manifest gets its turn
Title:  The lowly manifest gets its turn
Description:  Now that the 7247 has moved up past Cliff, the light has cleared and the ditch and headlights on BNSF 7766 illuminate, power is applied and the show begins.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 12:15:43 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7766(ES44DC)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
With implied roar
Title:  With implied roar
Description:  BNSF 7766 gets out of Bealville. Modern units are so sound-muffled that it can be deceiving at times as to how much exertion is being cast. One contemplates a set of F or GP units, or second generation power that would have been roaring. Comparatively, these babies just seem to walk into the grade, although there is no doubt about their abilities. Some of the newer units are already beginning to get a seedy appearance.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/21/2010 12:34:48 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7766(ES44DC)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
Midday hotshot
Title:  Midday hotshot
Description:  BNSF 4810 holds the main and will get around UP 8247 holding at old Allard.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 2:12:24 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7810(ES44DC) BNSF 5138(C44-9W)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
From out of the afternoon
Title:  From out of the afternoon
Description:  UP 4349 ascends the grade between Tunnel Nos. 1 and 2. One can see the portal of Tunnel No.5 and the grade at Cliff in the upper right of this image; some four and a half miles distant by rail.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 2:24:57 PM
Location:  Allard, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 4349(SD70M)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
UP 7683 on The Loop-VI
Title:  UP 7683 on The Loop-VI
Description:  The distributed power helpers cut-in mid-train are emitting a thrilling roar as they prod the consist up the mountain.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 12:56:37 PM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5356(AC45CCTE) UP 4732(SD70M) UP 5395(AC45CCTE)
Views:  210   Comments: 0
UP 7683 on The Loop-I
Title:  UP 7683 on The Loop-I
Description:  The tail of the train is clear down to Woodford yet as UP 7683 begins to negotiate Tehachapi Loop.
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 12:29:05 PM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7683(AC45CCTE) UP 5085(SD70M) UP 8228(SD9043MAC)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
UP 7683 on The Loop-II
Title:  UP 7683 on The Loop-II
Description:  Ever higher
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 12:40:25 PM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7683(AC45CCTE) UP 5085(SD70M) UP 8228(SD9043MAC)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
UP 7683 on the Loop - III
Title:  UP 7683 on the Loop - III
Description:  Passing over Tunnel No.9
Photo Date:  4/10/2010  Upload Date: 4/22/2010 12:43:56 PM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7683(AC45CCTE) UP 5085(SD70M) UP 8228(SD9043MAC)
Views:  179   Comments: 0


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