Tehachapi 1

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Near Lancaster, a few miles south of Mojave, a NINE loco UP train pauses while heading north. That's not a bad introduction to the region's trains! 
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The leader is a Morrison Knudson rebuild SD40M-2. Of course when I took this picture, all American locos looked the same to me with the exception of tunnel motors and the Dash 8s with the wings and the Dash 9s with the cool sideframes.
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Trailing SD45T-2. If only I'd known that soon these locos would be no more!
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Close to Mojave, four SP GE AC4400s wait with a Tank Train
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Friday morning - a train from Bakersfield headed by an eclectic mix of power crosses over itself at tunnel 9 - the famous Tehachapi Loop. This train has BN, CP Rail, CN, and two versions of SF colours.

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The entire loop
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Closeup at Walong siding
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Going away shot after the train has passed through tunnel 10
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A UP train with a pair of SD70Ms in the lead at Walong
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The same train heading down to Mojave beside Cache Creek. Note the wind turbines - there are hundreds of them
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A pair of EMD SD70Ms leased to SP/UP wait at Mojave
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The earlier train arrives at Mojave and with a several hour work window descending on the hill, its time for me to head off to Cajon and then the airport.