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  1. AMTK 156 Pacific RR Society Tehachapis

    AMTK 156 Pacific RR Society Tehachapis

    Pointless Arrow 156 leads the Pacific Railroad Society Diamond Jubilee special across Caliente Creek in the Tehachapis. The 75th Anniversary train is on the northbound leg of a Los Angeles-Bakersfield-Los Angeles round trip over the weekend of April 2-3.
  2. Lonely Pusher

    Lonely Pusher

    Over 50 years ago, when I was a young buff in Oregon, helpers were manned by an engineer and fireman. Last March 8 UP 8249 (GMD SD9043AC), pushing a UP mixed manifest toward Bakersfield, California, is controlled by a box.
  3. BANG fog

    BANG fog

    So coming down from Tehachapi Loop on December 17, 2009 through Bealville and Caliente it's a bright sunny morning then a couple miles west and BANG -- Central Valley fog. The BNSF Bakerfield Sub Dispatcher is talking the Amtrak San Joaquins through the fog saying things like, "I will have... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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