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5/10/2021
 
 
 
 
 
By:Bill Steck
Dates:2/5/2005 - 2/5/2015
Album Info:Pictures from Bakersfield and surrounding areas.
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The Oildale Express
Title:  The Oildale Express
Description:  SJVRR heading down the ex ATSF/TVRR Oil Junction line to the Golden Bear refinery and other customers.
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 9/10/2008 10:20:38 AM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Heading to the refinery
Title:  Heading to the refinery
Description:  SJVRR deadheading across Robert Lane, on the south leg of the wye at Oil Junction, enroute to Golden Bear refinery to pick up some revenue.
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 9/10/2008 10:12:32 AM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Views:  317   Comments: 0
Shuttling scrap metal
Title:  Shuttling scrap metal
Description:  SJVRR spotting scrap-hauling gons across Lakeview avenue.
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 9/10/2008 10:12:04 AM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Views:  535   Comments: 4
That's a long gate
Title:  That's a long gate
Description:  Probably the longest gate in Kern county - UP at 7th Standard Road. This crossing will be replaced by an overpass within the next few years. ON EDIT 03/01/2010 - this crossing no longer exists. It's now an overpass.
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 9/8/2008 11:21:52 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Views:  324   Comments: 0
Running light now
Title:  Running light now
Description:  SJVR has spotted the last cars and is heading out.
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 9/3/2008 2:47:39 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Views:  304   Comments: 0
New Crossing Blues
Title:  New Crossing Blues
Description:  Unopened crossing showing a problem with the detection circuts.
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 9/3/2008 2:45:34 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Views:  308   Comments: 0
Colorful mix
Title:  Colorful mix
Description:  The 7690 leads a colorful power mix across 7th Standard road on 08/20/2005
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 10/23/2005 11:33:56 AM
Location:  Shafter, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7690(ES44DC) NS 9455(C40-9W) CSX 7895(C40-8W)
Views:  1104   Comments: 5
Southbound with 2 miles of grain on the drawbar
Title:  Southbound with 2 miles of grain on the drawbar
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Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 10/23/2005 4:56:46 PM
Location:  Shafter, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Locomotives:  BNSF 1094(C44-9W)
Views:  314   Comments: 0
Warbonnet in the lead.
Title:  Warbonnet in the lead.
Description:  Warbonnet 641 slams the Los Angeles Street crossing at 60 MPH on 09/20/2005
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 10/23/2005 11:31:10 AM
Location:  Shafter, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Locomotives:  BNSF 641(C44-9W)
Views:  427   Comments: 0
Northbound with empty lumber racks
Title:  Northbound with empty lumber racks
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Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 10/23/2005 5:03:50 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Locomotives:  UP 4352(SD70M)
Views:  319   Comments: 0
Lead unit really needs a bath
Title:  Lead unit really needs a bath
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Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 10/23/2005 5:02:23 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Locomotives:  UP 5763(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
Freeze Frame at Reina Road
Title:  Freeze Frame at Reina Road
Description:  Going north at a good clip. This is a scanned copy of one of the last pictures I've taken with my trusty F4 Nikon. I was showing off the instantaneous shutter release that digital (back then) sorely lacked.
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 9/8/2008 11:35:18 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Westbound at Vineland Ave fresh off Tehachapi grade.
Title:  Westbound at Vineland Ave fresh off Tehachapi grade.
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Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 10/23/2005 11:43:17 AM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Locomotives:  BNSF 5036(C44-9W)
Views:  461   Comments: 0
Waiting to start
Title:  Waiting to start
Description:  Although 5367 has the highball, it remains still as the crews finish their preparations.
Photo Date:  1/18/2011  Upload Date: 1/18/2011 1:53:58 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  UP 5367(AC45CCTE) SJVR 1825(GP28) UP 845(GP38-2)
Views:  682   Comments: 1
Ghost of steam past
Title:  Ghost of steam past
Description:  Turntable and former roundhouse at the ex-SP yard in Bakersfield. Used to be a lot of heavy steam staged here for helper service over Tehachapi summit.
Photo Date:  1/18/2011  Upload Date: 1/18/2011 1:53:34 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
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Views:  282   Comments: 0


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