Tehachapi Road Trip 2015 Part 5
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Tehachapi Road Trip Spring 2015 Part 5
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Tehachapi Freight Trains (1 of 2)

The famous Tehachapi Loop maintains a gradual 2 percent grade so that mile-long freight trains can climb the steep grade from Bakersfield to Tehachapi. The engines actually pass under boxcars in this image. A white cross atop the hill in the center of the loop commemorates two Southern Pacific Railroad employees killed on May 12, 1989, in a runaway train derailment in San Bernardino.

While standing on this grassy overlook photographing freight trains, I noticed a reptilian railfan at my feet also enjoying the view.

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