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By:John R. Schmeling
Dates:7/9/1978 - 8/31/2012
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ATSF 5680 (SD45-2) is about to duck into the Tehachapi Loop tunnel it is returning to Bakersfield after helping a ATSF freight to the Tehachapi summit. 7/9/1978
Title:  ATSF 5680 (SD45-2) is about to duck into the Tehachapi Loop tunnel it is returning to Bakersfield after helping a ATSF freight to the Tehachapi summit. 7/9/1978
Description:  Photo Date Approximate.
Photo Date:  7/9/1978  Upload Date: 9/16/2018 5:17:15 PM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  John R. Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 5680(SD45-2)
Views:  737   Comments: 4
 SP #8775 leading a four unit lash up of U33C's pulls out of Mojave CA. 7/20/1978. Photo's date approximate
Title:  SP #8775 leading a four unit lash up of U33C's pulls out of Mojave CA. 7/20/1978. Photo's date approximate
Description:  Early morning at Fleta CA roughly 2.5 miles out of Mojave CA with a manifest bound for Los Angeles, power is an unbelievable solid lash-up of four SP GE U33C's and they sounded great as they accelerated back up to speed after stopping at Mojave to make a pick up.
Photo Date:  7/20/1978  Upload Date: 6/26/2017 5:20:37 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John R. Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 8775(U33C)
Views:  197   Comments: 1
SSW 9295 (SD45T-2) along with SSW (SD45) 9057 and two other SSW units at Walong. 9/16/1979
Title:  SSW 9295 (SD45T-2) along with SSW (SD45) 9057 and two other SSW units at Walong. 9/16/1979
Description:  A four unit set of light helpers returns to Bakersfield CA after helping a long SP manifest freight to the Tehachapi summit.
Photo Date:  9/16/1979  Upload Date: 11/25/2017 2:01:20 AM
Location:  Walong, CA
Author:  John R. Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SSW 9295(SD45T-2) SSW 9057(SD45)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
SP 8232
Title:  SP 8232
Description:  SP 8232 drops down off the Tehachapi Loop.
Photo Date:  9/25/1988  Upload Date: 12/13/2011 10:20:38 PM
Location:  Tehachapi Loop, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 8232(SD40T-2)
Views:  445   Comments: 2
ATSF 8145 (C30-7) leading at Cameron CA. 7/22/1989
Title:  ATSF 8145 (C30-7) leading at Cameron CA. 7/22/1989
Description:  Santa Fe 8145 leads a five unit consist including Kodochrome U36C # 8750 on pig train at Camron.
Photo Date:  7/22/1989  Upload Date: 1/5/2011 6:23:58 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  ATSF 8145(C30-7) ATSF 8750(U36C) ATSF 5432(SD45u) ATSF 5861(SD45-2u)
Views:  1115   Comments: 11
SP 8126
Title:  SP 8126
Description:  April 2000 four years after the UP/SP merger but you couldn't tell by this lash up of four SP C44-9s.
Photo Date:  4/19/2000  Upload Date: 12/13/2011 10:32:34 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 8126(C44-9W)
Views:  528   Comments: 9
SP 8172 (C44-9W) at Keene CA. 4/19/2000
Title:  SP 8172 (C44-9W) at Keene CA. 4/19/2000
Description:  April 2000 and another Bakersfield bound freight is lead by a solid lash up of C44-9s. Photo date is approximate.
Photo Date:  4/19/2000  Upload Date: 1/3/2012 10:23:50 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 8172(C44-9W) UP 9687(C44-9W) SP 8127(C44-9W)
Views:  568   Comments: 5
UP 6304 ex SP (AC4400CW) Speed Lettering details at Mojave CA. 8/30/2010
Title:  UP 6304 ex SP (AC4400CW) Speed Lettering details at Mojave CA. 8/30/2010
Description:  AC4400 detail: SP Speed lettering.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 4:48:32 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6304(AC44CW)
Views:  298   Comments: 0
UP 8344
Title:  UP 8344
Description:  At Ansel south of Mojave the local to Palmdale meets a UP manifest headed north.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 4:34:35 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 8344(SD70ACe) UP 3839(SD70M) UP 4904(SD70M) UP 3889(SD70M)
Views:  420   Comments: 1
UP 6304 & 6679 (AC4400CW's) with a train of potash from Trona at Mojave CA. 8/30/2010
Title:  UP 6304 & 6679 (AC4400CW's) with a train of potash from Trona at Mojave CA. 8/30/2010
Description:  A potash train from Trona waits at Mojave for a new crew.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 3:53:49 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6304(AC44CW) UP 6679(AC44CW)
Views:  385   Comments: 2
UP 6304
Title:  UP 6304
Description:  Though patched by the UP its still nice to see an SP unit still around.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 4:40:04 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 6304(AC44CW)
Views:  307   Comments: 1
UP 6304
Title:  UP 6304
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 4:55:48 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 6304(AC44CW)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
UP 7466 & 4497
Title:  UP 7466 & 4497
Description:  Its still hot in the late afternoon as this southbound UP stack desends into the Mojave Basin.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 9/6/2010 7:45:15 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7466(AC45CCTE) UP 4497(SD70M)
Views:  369   Comments: 2
BNSF 4377
Title:  BNSF 4377
Description:  BNSF 4377 & two others are working hard to drag this north bound stack train out of the Mojave Basin.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 9/6/2010 8:17:13 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4377(C44-9W) BNSF 4574(C44-9W)
Views:  371   Comments: 3
BNSF 4377
Title:  BNSF 4377
Description:  In the late afternoon BNSF #4377 gets a green signial to high ball north.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 5:07:41 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4377(C44-9W)
Views:  230   Comments: 1
BNSF 5260
Title:  BNSF 5260
Description:  Late afternoon and this BNSF manifest frieght is headed towards Majove.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 9/6/2010 9:00:38 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5260(C44-9W)
Views:  249   Comments: 2
BNSF 5043
Title:  BNSF 5043
Description:  This BNSF intermodial train gets some help from a N&S SD60.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/6/2010 9:31:25 PM
Location:  Tehachapi Loop, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5043(C44-9W) BNSF 7794(ES44DC) NS 6573(SD60) BNSF 7305(ES44DC)
Views:  462   Comments: 2
BNSF 4043
Title:  BNSF 4043
Description:  BNSF 4043 with Joe Gartman at the controls heads the H VAWBAR1-30 with 74 cars and helpers BNSF 1063 & 4933 into Bealville
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 6:24:39 PM
Location:  Tehachapi Pass, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4043(C44-9W) BNSF 4524(C44-9W) BNSF 7552(ES44DC) BNSF 4921(C44-9W)
Views:  519   Comments: 3
BNSF 1063
Title:  BNSF 1063
Description:  Helpers 1063 & 4933 are hard at work shoving the H VAWBAR1-30 to the Tehachapi Summit
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 6:14:22 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1063(C44-9W) BNSF 4933(C44-9W)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
BNSF 7888
Title:  BNSF 7888
Description:  A Westbound BNSF stack train heads through Woodford on a hot Augest afternoon.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/6/2010 9:49:05 PM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7888(ES44DC) BNSF 4056(C44-9W) BNSF 4088(C44-9W)
Views:  411   Comments: 0
UP 7716 & 8542
Title:  UP 7716 & 8542
Description:  At Woodford an Eastbound UP stack train works its way through the Tehachapi's.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 3:39:31 AM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7716(AC45CCTE) UP 8542(SD70ACe)
Views:  367   Comments: 1
UP 4805
Title:  UP 4805
Description:  UP 4805 leads a Westbound stack train towards Bakersfield.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 3:48:24 AM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4805(SD70M) UP 3954(SD70M)
Views:  300   Comments: 3
BNSF 5484
Title:  BNSF 5484
Description:  At Woodford BNSF 5484 leads another up hill frieght.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 2:38:45 AM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5484(C44-9W) BNSF 7878(ES44DC) BNSF 6617(ES44C4)
Views:  389   Comments: 4
BNSF 4848
Title:  BNSF 4848
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/7/2010 6:49:23 AM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 4848(C44-9W)
Views:  312   Comments: 0
UP 4805
Title:  UP 4805
Description:  Rounding the big curve at Caliente this UP stack train works its way north
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/4/2010 8:16:38 PM
Location:  Caliente, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4805(SD70M) UP 3954(SD70M)
Views:  279   Comments: 2
BNSF 5277
Title:  BNSF 5277
Description:  At Bealville its hot & humid as BNSF 5277 labors on leading this Westbound manifest freight.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/4/2010 8:05:37 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5277(C44-9W)
Views:  291   Comments: 1
BNSF 7277
Title:  BNSF 7277
Description:  These horse's don't seem bothered as another kind of horse power pulls past.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/7/2010 5:57:23 AM
Location:  Tehachapi Loop, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7277(ES44DC)
Views:  317   Comments: 0
BNSF 1097
Title:  BNSF 1097
Description:  BNSF 1097 looks great leading this stack train in Heratage 1 paint through the S"curves at Keene Ca.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/7/2010 6:09:08 AM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1097(C44-9W) BNSF 4417(C44-9W) BNSF 5101(C44-9W)
Views:  450   Comments: 4
BNSF 1097
Title:  BNSF 1097
Description:  BNSF 1097 is working hard with this up hill stack train at Woodford.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/7/2010 6:14:33 AM
Location:  Tehachapi Pass, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1097(C44-9W) BNSF 4417(C44-9W)
Views:  326   Comments: 4
BNSF 4848
Title:  BNSF 4848
Description:  BNSF 4848 leads another westbound manifest through Woodford.
Photo Date:  8/31/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2010 5:48:31 AM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4848(C44-9W)
Views:  284   Comments: 1
BNSF 4848
Title:  BNSF 4848
Description:  A down hill BNSF frieght winds through the S" curves at Bealville as it desends towards Caliente.
Photo Date:  9/1/2010  Upload Date: 9/7/2010 7:13:11 AM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4848(C44-9W)
Views:  305   Comments: 3
A four unit lash up of BNSF GE's (3 Dash-9s and a ES44DC Gevo) are in run 8 at Woodford in the heart of the Tehachapi Pass.
Title:  A four unit lash up of BNSF GE's (3 Dash-9s and a ES44DC Gevo) are in run 8 at Woodford in the heart of the Tehachapi Pass.
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/2010  Upload Date: 5/9/2017 1:49:26 AM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  John R. Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 4811(C44-9W) BNSF 4539(C44-9W) BNSF 7902(ES44DC)
Views:  222   Comments: 3
BNSF 406417 at Woodford Ca, UP Mojave Subdivision. MP 348.8. 9/1/2010
Title:  BNSF 406417 at Woodford Ca, UP Mojave Subdivision. MP 348.8. 9/1/2010
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/1/2010  Upload Date: 5/17/2017 2:31:31 AM
Location:  Woodford, CA
Author:  John R. Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  141   Comments: 0
UP 2383
Title:  UP 2383
Description:  With its original road number (UP 6232) showing through UP 2383 leads a unit train off wind turbines.
Photo Date:  11/17/2011  Upload Date: 1/6/2012 8:01:54 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 2383(SD60M)
Views:  246   Comments: 0
UP 2383
Title:  UP 2383
Description:  A UP train carrying wind turbines has been unloaded and waits on the Sealers Branch.
Photo Date:  11/17/2011  Upload Date: 1/3/2012 10:46:52 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 2383(SD60M) UP 8310(SD70ACe)
Views:  358   Comments: 2
UP 2383
Title:  UP 2383
Description:  UP 2383 with over twenty years of service is already a classic as locomotives go. But in 1989 when I saw it new as UP 6232 it was the newest thing on the rails.
Photo Date:  11/17/2011  Upload Date: 1/3/2012 11:33:11 PM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 2383(SD60M)
Views:  262   Comments: 1
BNSF 8289
Title:  BNSF 8289
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/17/2011  Upload Date: 1/4/2012 10:01:30 PM
Location:  Bena, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8289(SD75I)
Views:  312   Comments: 1
BNSF 796
Title:  BNSF 796
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/17/2011  Upload Date: 1/6/2012 8:26:03 PM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 796(C44-9W)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
BNSF 7702
Title:  BNSF 7702
Description:  Bad weather turning worse has everything stacked up, this is the fourth train to crawl by in forty five minutes with two more behind this one. Great action but the weather is miserable windy cold and damp making for some not so great pictures.
Photo Date:  11/17/2011  Upload Date: 1/7/2012 4:58:45 AM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7702(ES44DC)
Views:  305   Comments: 3
UP 5365
Title:  UP 5365
Description:  Down to 10 MPH following on BNSF 7702's yellow block UP 5365 puts on a good show as it lumbers by. With yet another UP train right behind this one a super long auto rack train it would be an hour and a half of none stop action.
Photo Date:  11/17/2011  Upload Date: 1/7/2012 5:26:36 AM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5365(AC45CCTE)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
UP 8619 (SD70M) leading a Autorack train at Bealville CA. 11/17/2011
Title:  UP 8619 (SD70M) leading a Autorack train at Bealville CA. 11/17/2011
Description:  With UP 8619 being the sixth eastbound train in a row all following on each others yellow block the railroad is now stacked up with slow moving trains.
Photo Date:  11/17/2011  Upload Date: 1/7/2012 6:08:06 AM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8619(SD70ACe)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
UP 6303 (AC44CW) at Bakersfield CA. 11/18/2011
Title:  UP 6303 (AC44CW) at Bakersfield CA. 11/18/2011
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/18/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2018 9:36:26 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  John R. Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6303(AC44CW)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
UP 6303 (AC44CW ex SP 222) and two UP AC4400,s at Bakersfield CA. 11/18/2011
Title:  UP 6303 (AC44CW ex SP 222) and two UP AC4400,s at Bakersfield CA. 11/18/2011
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/18/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2018 9:50:34 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  John R. Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6303(AC44CW) UP 6760(AC44CW) UP 5744(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  109   Comments: 1
Normanly I dont shot on overcast days but Ill make an exception for an ex SP AC4400CW still in SP paint and lettering. Bakersfield CA. 11/18/2011
Title:  Normanly I dont shot on overcast days but Ill make an exception for an ex SP AC4400CW still in SP paint and lettering. Bakersfield CA. 11/18/2011
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/18/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2018 10:04:27 PM
Location:  Bakersfield, CA
Author:  John R. Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6303(AC44CW)
Views:  125   Comments: 1
BNSF 761 (C44-9W) at Keene CA. 11/18/2011
Title:  BNSF 761 (C44-9W) at Keene CA. 11/18/2011
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/18/2011  Upload Date: 6/27/2018 11:29:32 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  John R. Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 761(C44-9W)
Views:  58   Comments: 1
UP 4949 (SD70M) Cab & PTC details, Bealville CA. 11/18/2011
Title:  UP 4949 (SD70M) Cab & PTC details, Bealville CA. 11/18/2011
Description:  Cab roof details, new style GPS & Radio gear.
Photo Date:  11/18/2011  Upload Date: 1/14/2012 3:36:42 AM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4949(SD70M)
Views:  365   Comments: 0
UP 4949 (SD70M) at Bealville CA. 11/18/2011
Title:  UP 4949 (SD70M) at Bealville CA. 11/18/2011
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/18/2011  Upload Date: 1/14/2012 3:29:23 AM
Location:  Bealville, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4949(SD70M)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
UP 5596
Title:  UP 5596
Description:  On its way to Bakersfield UP 5595 rolls through Keene with a manifest freight.
Photo Date:  11/18/2011  Upload Date: 2/7/2012 11:26:27 PM
Location:  Keene, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5596(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  281   Comments: 4
UP 6240
Title:  UP 6240
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/21/2011  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 4:25:28 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6240(AC44CW)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
UP 6240
Title:  UP 6240
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/21/2011  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 5:35:04 AM
Location:  Mojave, CA
Author:  John Schmeling
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6240(AC44CW)
Views:  268   Comments: 0


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