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updated: February 28, 2010
Pass - Daggett - Barstow Photo
|by Werner Meer, Switzerland|
Note: The copyright belongs to this photographer. Do not use any photos without written permission.
|Photos are sorted by location (not by
date, number or railroad):
Tehachapi, between Ilmon & Caliente, Tunnel 2, Bealville, the Loop. Daggett, Barstow.
Abbreviations found on this page: EB = East Bound, NB = North Bound, SB = South Bound, WB = West Bound, MP = Mile Post,
DPU = Distributed Power Unit (Helpers)
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Pass - approx. MP 334
First location we visitted was between Ilmon and Caliente. We are standing near Tunnel 1, elevated above Caliente Creek.
|BNSF WB in front and EB behind - 30533||The engines of the WB train are at left - 30534||WB in front and EB appearing in the middle - 31323|
|Engines of BNSF EB pass behind the tree - 30535||BNSF EB w/snaking Auto racks - 30536||Auto-Max w/big graffiti - 30601|
|We are standing on top fo Tunnel 2 - interesting to see the same BNSF EB Auto rack train as on photos 30533 - 30601 is seen on 30605 - 30607!|
|BNSF EB did almost reach Tunnel 2 - 30605||The engines already passed Tunnel 2 - 30606||More BNSF Auto-Max cars coming uphill - 30607|
|Another BNSF EB w/mixed power - 30602||The engines are coming off Tunnel 2 - 30603||Shorty tank cars after the Tunnel - 30604|
|BNSF WB after Tunnel 2 - 30608||Same BNSF WB mixed freight downhill - 30609||Coil cars on this BNSF WB train - 30610|
|BNSF EB before Tunnel 2 - 30611||Double stacks entering Tunnel 2 - 30612||UP EB at Bealville - 30613|
|Bealville Siding - here, Bealville Road is crossing the tracks - MP 340.6|
|2nd unit is a GE C44ACCTE - 30614||Bealville road crossing - 30615||Canada grain car w/heavy graffiti - 30616|
|60' box car w/graffiti - 30617||Another UP EB double stack train - 30531||UP 4169 = EMD SD70M - 30532|
|The famous Tehachapi Loop (w/Tunnel 9) - originally built by Southern Pacific in 1876 - MP 350 (height 77 feet)|
|BNSF EB 5362 = GE C44-9W - 30620||NMSF EB will soon enter Tunnel 9 - M31325||Above is a UP WB waiting in the siding - 30621|
|BNSF EB w/lumber cars - 30622||BNSF EB DPU's entering Tunnel 9 - 30623||UP WB train (above cars of BNSF EB) - 30624|
|Dole trailer w/load of fresh bananas - 30625||UP WB TOFC (above BNSF EB train) - 30626||Below UP train & above BNSF DPU's - 30627|
|UP EB coming round the Loop hill - M31326||Unusual power on UP EB empty dbl stack - 30628||Melinda w/our van under a shady tree - M31324|
|In memory of Dave Burton, who passed away on 11/05/2004. He was a great photographer and published the Tehachapi Calendar. On photo 30629 we can see his house, which is located between Tunnel 10 and Marcel. The house can even be seen on photo 30631 (left side). On 12/11/2004, this curve got a sign: Burton's Curve. (see also page 5 of the book: Tehachapi Today)|
|Dave Burton's house just behind Tunnel 10 - 30629||TOFC train going uphill out of Tunnel 10 - 30630||We can even see the house of Dave at left - 30631|
|BNSF EB on the Loop - 30618||The engines will enter Tunnel 10 - 30619||Tank cars at the ranch road crossing - 30525|
|BNSF EB w/East end of Loop siding - 30526||Last unit is a MRL loco - 30527||UP WB just passed the East switch - 30528|
|With these photos,
our journey to Tehachapi is already over.
Next stop is Daggett. Here is the BNSF Mojave Main Line coming from Needles to Barstow and further to the North (Tehachapi) and to the West over Cajon Pass.
In addition, UP is joining the BNSF Main Line w/trackage rights.
|2nd unit UP 5972 = GE C44ACCTE - 30529||Daggett MP 737.3||WM waiting for the next train under a tree - M31327|
|Daggett is East of Barstow along the BNSF - 30705||This road will go to Yermo - 30706||Another view of the RR X-ing - 30707|
|Sometimes, my old camera had a problem - 30708||A tank truck is crossing the tracks - 30709||A beautiful Ford Wagen of the late 50's - 30710|
|BNSF WB rolling of the X-ing - 30711||Another tank truck is waiting - 30713||BNSF WB w/DPU's - 30714|
|Signal bridge at Daggett w/BNSF WB - 30715||And one more tank truck is crossing - 30716||BNSF WB near the UP intersection - 30633|
|BNSF WB 4035 = C44-9W - 30634||Here comes a UP WB from Yermo - 30635||Coil car and wheel sets on flat car - 30636|
|BNSF WB coming from Ludlow - 30701||BNSF GP60B in Heritage I colors - 30702||Werner Enterprises trailer on flat - 30703|
|Daggett is the place where Union Pacifc is
coming from Yermo and Las Vegas (Salt Lake City) as UP will enter BNSF
tracks w/trackage rights from here to Barstow - Cajon Pass - San
Bernardino. See photos 30635 - 30636.
Next stop is Barstow (see below).
|BNSF EB pass our "shadey" van - 30704||Barstow MP 745.9 (MP 0.0 Cajon Sub)||From Daggett to Barstow we went to WM - 30632|
|BNSF WB 4447 = C44-9W - 30717||BNSF WB is entering Barstow old yard - 30718||BNSF WB in front and EB leaving depot - 30719|
|BNSF EB left and WB end of train right - 30720||ex. Santa Fe Warbonnet 614 = C44-9W - 30721||MRL 325 = SD45-2 (built 1986) - 30722|
|New Barstow Yard: BNSF 641 = C44-9W - 30723||BNSF WB slowly moving thru the yard - 30724||4 engines ex. SF, BN, SF, BN lashup - 30725|
|Heavy faded paint on this BNSF C44-9W - 30726||ex. SF GP60B 336 (built 7/91) - 30727||Same train as on 30723 - 30724 - 30728|
|How much paint was used for this car? - 30729||Lumber load - 30731||Classification Yard is always busy - 3W803|
|ex. SF 6213 = SD39, 2500 HP, built 6/69, Slug ex. SF 3977 was converted from SP SD35 3/86 - 30732||ex. SF 6218 = SD39, 2500 HP, built 5/69, Slug details next photo - 3W802||Slug ex. SF 3970 was converted from UP SD24B on 10/79 - 3W801|
|BNSF 4478 = C44-9W (built 6/99) - 30733||BNSF 515 = B40-8W (built 10/90) - 30734||Heavy load - 30735|
|More graffiti on BNSF dbl door box car - 30736||New BNSF shops at West end of Yard - 3W806||UP WB leaving Barstow for Cajon Pass - 3W805|
|That's the End of my 2003 trip. Did you see my 2003 Cajon Pass photos? If not - click here|
here are some infos about Tehachapi and Barstow
|We recommend the book: Tehachapi Today by George & Katherine Melvin - click here|
|For some infos about Tehachapi and the Tehachapi Calendar you may visit the website of Trains etc. - click here|
|Tehachapi Loop photos by Greg Hewgill - http://hewgill.com/photo/trips/tehachapi-loop/|
|Tehachapi photos by Christopher Muller (scroll down and click on Tehachapi Loop) - http://www.steamphotos.com/|
|Tehachapi Photos by Santiago Homsi jr. - http://www.tehachapirails.com|
|Tehachapi Depot Historical Museum - http://www.tehachapidepot.com/|
|Barstow WARM Western America RR Museum located inside the Barstow Depot (Harvey House) - http://barstowrailmuseum.org|
|Barstow: Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum (inside Harvey House) - http://route66museum.org|
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