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7/21/2017
 
 
 
 
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Family Affair
Title:  Family Affair
Description:  A trio of AC45CCTEs up front and a pair on the tail.. All numbered in the low 5400s. That's togetherness!
Photo Date:  3/3/2011  Upload Date: 3/5/2011 10:49:43 AM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Bridge,Action
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Views:  152   Comments: 0
BNSF 7438
Title:  BNSF 7438
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/20/2011 2:50:02 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7438(ES44DC) BNSF 4888(C44-9W) BNSF 4485(C44-9W) BNSF 7299(ES44DC)
Views:  568   Comments: 5
Close up and beautiful
Title:  Close up and beautiful
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/19/2011 5:34:50 AM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7438(ES44DC) BNSF 4888(C44-9W) BNSF 4485(C44-9W) BNSF 7299(ES44DC)
Views:  382   Comments: 0
Back on home turf
Title:  Back on home turf
Description:  East bound leaving UP rail for BNSF rail at Mojave.
Photo Date:  2/15/2011  Upload Date: 2/16/2011 5:47:44 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6618(ES44C4) BNSF 4065(C44-9W) BNSF 4791(C44-9W) BNSF 5426(C44-9W)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
Coils at Monolith
Title:  Coils at Monolith
Description:  The third engine looks might red~
Photo Date:  2/11/2011  Upload Date: 2/15/2011 12:26:42 PM
Location:  Tehachapi, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5317(C44-9W) BNSF 8868(SD70MAC)
Views:  220   Comments: 1
Hustling the empties
Title:  Hustling the empties
Description:  Past the Lehigh Cement plant at Monolith, a load of empty ethanol tankers returns to be reloaded.
Photo Date:  2/11/2011  Upload Date: 2/14/2011 2:02:15 PM
Location:  Tehachapi, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5163(C44-9W) BNSF 4141(C44-9W) BNSF 4144(C44-9W)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
And in the middle
Title:  And in the middle
Description:  Five units cut into the middle of all those Ethanol Tankers
Photo Date:  2/11/2011  Upload Date: 2/14/2011 1:24:18 PM
Location:  Tehachapi, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5386(C44-9W) BNSF 4376(C44-9W) BNSF 4829(C44-9W) BNSF 5472(C44-9W) BNSF 7522(ES44DC)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
At the head end
Title:  At the head end
Description:  Three units on the front of over a mile of Ethanol Tankers
Photo Date:  2/11/2011  Upload Date: 2/14/2011 1:23:13 PM
Location:  Tehachapi, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5505(C44-9W) BNSF 4051(C44-9W) BNSF 8260(SD75M)
Views:  252   Comments: 1
Smokin
Title:  Smokin
Description:  Are these locos old enough to smoke?
Photo Date:  2/4/2011  Upload Date: 2/5/2011 5:01:59 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7579(ES44DC) BNSF 7250(ES44DC)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
Coils downhill
Title:  Coils downhill
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/3/2011  Upload Date: 2/4/2011 3:34:09 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7556(ES44DC) BNSF 1042(C44-9W)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
Around the reverse turn at Chavez Center, approaching the bridge over Tehachapi creek.
Title:  Around the reverse turn at Chavez Center, approaching the bridge over Tehachapi creek.
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/3/2011  Upload Date: 2/4/2011 3:33:40 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7556(ES44DC) BNSF 1042(C44-9W)
Views:  294   Comments: 1
On the bridge over Tehachapi Creek
Title:  On the bridge over Tehachapi Creek
Description:  Heading west thru Keene, approaching the siding at Rowen.
Photo Date:  2/3/2011  Upload Date: 2/4/2011 3:26:57 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  BNSF 7511(ES44DC) BNSF 7269(ES44DC) BNSF 7242(ES44DC) BNSF 6613(ES44C4)
Views:  661   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
Categories: 
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Views:  170   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:  453   Comments: 1
Neon Rails
Title:  Neon Rails
Description:  The BNSF main just outside Mojave curves toward Barstow at daybreak.
Photo Date:  12/15/2010  Upload Date: 12/16/2010 6:01:16 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
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Views:  1308   Comments: 14
The early dawn under the signal bridge
Title:  The early dawn under the signal bridge
Description:  The early light highlights the BNSF paint scheme just outside of Mojave.
Photo Date:  12/9/2010  Upload Date: 3/11/2010 11:52:53 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Tunnel,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7715(ES44DC)
Views:  337   Comments: 2
Waiting in the hole
Title:  Waiting in the hole
Description:  UP 5473 waits on the siding as the northbound slows for the horseshoe curve. The meet will occur in about 4 minutes.
Photo Date:  5/1/2010  Upload Date: 12/4/2010 2:56:32 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5473(AC45CCTE)
Views:  231   Comments: 2
BNSF 4037 splits the searchlights at daybreak.
Title:  BNSF 4037 splits the searchlights at daybreak.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/19/2010  Upload Date: 11/19/2010 11:20:57 PM
Location:  Monolith, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4037(C44-9W)
Views:  192   Comments: 1
Doing the twist
Title:  Doing the twist
Description:  A westbound arcs through the reverse turns immediately east of the cement plant at Monolith.
Photo Date:  11/15/2010  Upload Date: 11/17/2010 7:44:00 PM
Location:  Monolith, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7583(ES44DC)
Views:  202   Comments: 2
Sunrise after the storm
Title:  Sunrise after the storm
Description:  Westbnound out of Barstow and past Mojave thru Cache Creek canyon east of Tehachapi.
Photo Date:  11/9/2010  Upload Date: 11/10/2010 11:02:35 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7471(ES44DC) BNSF 7236(ES44DC)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
Ahead of the storm
Title:  Ahead of the storm
Description:  As a storm pounds Mojave in the background, the 7324 pulls the double-stacks uphill through Cache Creek canyon toward Tehachapi.
Photo Date:  10/19/2010  Upload Date: 10/22/2010 2:26:04 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7324(ES44DC) BNSF 6624(ES44C4)
Views:  267   Comments: 1
One of the last Warbonnets
Title:  One of the last Warbonnets
Description:  Of of the few remaining silver/red/yellow warbonnets is at the head of over a mile of empty grain hoppers.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 10/22/2010 2:25:31 PM
Location:  Tehachapi, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 639(C44-9W) BNSF 5208(C44-9W)
Views:  271   Comments: 3
Spotting the hoppers
Title:  Spotting the hoppers
Description:  A new string of cement hoppers has been spotted at the plant in Monolith.
Photo Date:  9/29/2010  Upload Date: 9/30/2010 11:37:31 AM
Location:  Tehachapi, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8321(SD70ACe) UP 8314(SD70ACe)
Views:  667   Comments: 8
The Home Stretch
Title:  The Home Stretch
Description:  This southbound is on the last few miles before the yard at Mojave.
Photo Date:  9/3/2010  Upload Date: 9/5/2010 3:03:44 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3974(SD70M) UP 5325(AC45CCTE)
Views:  511   Comments: 2
Uphill across Bealeville road
Title:  Uphill across Bealeville road
Description:  An eastbound hammers part an old farmhouse on the approach to tunnel 4. It's really rare to see UP power in harness with BNSF.
Photo Date:  5/12/2010  Upload Date: 8/15/2010 11:34:50 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4401(C44-9W) BNSF 5308(C44-9W) UP 6500(AC44CW) BNSF 4737(C44-9W) BNSF 8973(SD70MAC)
Views:  307   Comments: 0
UP and windmills
Title:  UP and windmills
Description:  This west bound is a few miles out of Mojave on a sparkling day.
Photo Date:  5/19/2010  Upload Date: 5/23/2010 2:47:52 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8548(SD90MAC-H2) UP 3832(SD70M)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
Almost there
Title:  Almost there
Description:  This eastbound is rounding the final curve that will bring it into the town of Tehachapi and finish the climb from Bakersfield.
Photo Date:  5/19/2010  Upload Date: 5/23/2010 2:58:06 PM
Location:  Tehachapi, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4346(C44-9W) BNSF 741(C44-9W)
Views:  268   Comments: 1
Just above Tehachapi Loop
Title:  Just above Tehachapi Loop
Description:  This eastbound still has half its train on Tehachapi Loop. It is passing through tunnel #10, with the twists and turns being obvious
Photo Date:  5/4/2010  Upload Date: 5/12/2010 6:24:09 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7317(ES44DC) BNSF 6053(ES44AC)
Views:  335   Comments: 1
Punching through the fog at Merced ave.
Title:  Punching through the fog at Merced ave.
Description:  One of the few remaing ungated crossings between Fresno and Bakersfield. This crossing has had more than a few fatal accidents, and is slated to be upgraded to gates soon.
Photo Date:  1/1/2005  Upload Date: 9/9/2008 12:50:50 PM
Location:  Shafter, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
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Views:  101   Comments: 0
Eastbound heading for tunnel 3
Title:  Eastbound heading for tunnel 3
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/13/2010  Upload Date: 5/1/2010 7:22:31 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5473(AC45CCTE)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
Passing it's own tail
Title:  Passing it's own tail
Description:  Heading downhill. The rear locomotives are pushing on the end of the train the foreground locomotives are pulling. The train is halfway through the hairpin curve.
Photo Date:  4/13/2010  Upload Date: 5/1/2010 7:22:02 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
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Views:  349   Comments: 2
Eastbound at Tehachapi
Title:  Eastbound at Tehachapi
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/24/2009  Upload Date: 11/26/2009 11:39:00 PM
Location:  , CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
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Views:  191   Comments: 0
10 MPH around the hairpin curve
Title:  10 MPH around the hairpin curve
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/13/2010  Upload Date: 4/16/2010 11:33:52 AM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7379(ES44DC) BNSF 5168(C44-9W) BNSF 684(C44-9W)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
Orange Green White and Blue
Title:  Orange Green White and Blue
Description:  Climbing out of the hairpin curve at Caliente
Photo Date:  4/1/2010  Upload Date: 1/14/2010 2:00:28 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7564(ES44DC) BNSF 7232(ES44DC) BNSF 7552(ES44DC)
Views:  353   Comments: 1
Tunnel 3
Title:  Tunnel 3
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/2010  Upload Date: 4/2/2010 12:43:59 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7564(ES44DC) BNSF 7232(ES44DC)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
Blankenship Road and on borrowed time.
Title:  Blankenship Road and on borrowed time.
Description:  Southbound accelerating out of the siding at one of the last ungated crossings left between Fresno and Bakersfield. On edit 02/28/10: These crossing signals have been replaced gates and 12 inch LED lights.
Photo Date:  1/1/2005  Upload Date: 9/8/2008 5:22:12 PM
Location:  Wasco, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
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Views:  113   Comments: 0
Spring Day
Title:  Spring Day
Description:  Its hard to find UP motive power that isnt filthy
Photo Date:  3/20/2010  Upload Date: 3/21/2010 10:27:52 AM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7720(AC45CCTE) UP 4443(SD70M)
Views:  276   Comments: 2
Tehachapi Loop
Title:  Tehachapi Loop
Description:  The locomotives are 77 feet higher, and 3/4 of a mile further down the track than the cars of they are passing over.
Photo Date:  3/19/2010  Upload Date: 9/11/2008 1:23:46 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Scenic,Tunnel,Bridge,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  573   Comments: 3
Spring Day
Title:  Spring Day
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/20/2010  Upload Date: 3/21/2010 10:28:25 AM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7711(ES44DC) BNSF 7749(ES44DC) BNSF 5461(C44-9W) BNSF 7724(ES44DC) BNSF 7716(ES44DC)
Views:  349   Comments: 1
Spring day
Title:  Spring day
Description:  Three different locomotives and three different coroporate paint jobs/logos.
Photo Date:  3/20/2010  Upload Date: 3/21/2010 10:26:51 AM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  BNSF 1111(C44-9W) BNSF 8299(SD75I) BNSF 7391(ES44DC)
Views:  281   Comments: 0
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
Categories: 
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Views:  216   Comments: 0
Working the loop
Title:  Working the loop
Description:  Tehachapi Grade has been fully reopened after the recent derailment & fire.
Photo Date:  3/5/2010  Upload Date: 3/6/2010 1:46:51 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
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Views:  222   Comments: 2
Westbound at Bealeville
Title:  Westbound at Bealeville
Description:  Westbound at Bealeville and still coming down the mountain behind. 3 helpers in the middle and two on the end
Photo Date:  12/31/2010  Upload Date: 1/20/2010 12:11:53 PM
Location:  , CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4723(C44-9W)
Views:  316   Comments: 1
Westbound under the cantilever
Title:  Westbound under the cantilever
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/2005  Upload Date: 1/9/2010 2:10:16 AM
Location:  Tehachapi, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5365(C44-9W)
Views:  290   Comments: 2
79 MPH at Central avenue
Title:  79 MPH at Central avenue
Description:  Many of the crossings in Shafter are close enough that the warning from the train horn in almost continuous.
Photo Date:  1/1/2005  Upload Date: 9/9/2008 12:48:28 PM
Location:  Shafter, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
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Views:  148   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
Categories: 
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Views:  212   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
Categories: 
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Views:  211   Comments: 0
Westbound at Vineland Ave fresh off Tehachapi grade.
Title:  Westbound at Vineland Ave fresh off Tehachapi grade.
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/5/2005  Upload Date: 10/23/2005 11:43:17 AM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  Bill Steck
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5036(C44-9W)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
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
Categories: 
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Views:  218   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
Categories: 
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Views:  460   Comments: 4


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