Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Train Chasing

As we headed west from Barstow along CA-58, we spent time chasing and being chased by a BNSF freight train. While we stopped for a break in Mojave (about which more in a different post), the train caught up with us and headed through Mojave yard working toward Tehachapi. I happened to have the camera handy as it went by.

Although this train was really rolling on the flatlands east of Mojave, the climb up to Tehachapi is severe, and we soon left it behind as we drove that direction ourselves on the parallel highway. Despite our diversions and choice of the slow road, we never saw another train on the Tehachapi line the rest of the day. We couldn't afford to wait an hour or two for this freight to make its way up to the Loop.
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