All Photos & Commentary by Bruce Jones
Bruce Jones is a long-term photo contributor to RoadTrip America. He writes:
On Saturday April 9th, I took a day trip to the Tehachapis. This was the first photo trip I've taken since May 1, 2020.
The hills are already drying out and there are very few wildflowers this year. Nonetheless, it was great to get outdoors in my favorite train-watching place of all. This year marks 58 years of chasing trains in the Tehachapis.
Note: WB = Northbound toward Bakersfield. EB = Southbound toward Mojave
WB BNSF manifest crossing Tehachapi Creek at west end of Rowen. In the background is "Three Peaks" a well-known Tehachapi landmark for train watchers and wildlflower enthusiasts.
EB UP manifest leaving Caliente crossing Caliente Creek.
More about the Tehachapi area:WB UP manifest approaching Monolith.
RTA's first train-chasing adventure in 1998 with Bruce
Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum
Best German Mustard is found at Kohens Country Bakery.