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Southern Pacific Railroad Tunnels 14, 15, 16, and 17 in the Tehachapi Mountains

Southern Pacific Railroad train PSSE is coming through tunnels 14, 15, 16, and 17 as it climbs the Tehachapi Mountains

In less than a mile trains pass through a series of short tunnels. Tunnel 14 is 512 feet long, tunnel 15 360 feet, tunnel 16 262 feet, and tunnel 17 is 260 feet long. Engines 5317, 5316, and 8479 roars out of tunnel 17 with train PSSE on May 16, 1973.

Southern Pacific Railroad work train coming down from Tehachapi will soon go through four tunnels

SD9s 4363 and 4356 come down the hill with at work train on May 16, 1973.

Santa Fe train coming through tunnels 14, 15, 16, and 17 as it climbs the Tehachapi Mountains

Engines 5652, NW 1636, 6094, and 6432 blast out on Tunnel 14 on July 14, 1979. This is an easy shot just off the freeway near the end of double track at Cable. The train is in a special signal block. The length of this block is the same as the length of the siding at Walong. If a westbound train is longer than this block, a special indicator would light up on the CTC board in the old dispatcher office in the Bakersfield station. If the dispatcher had been planning a meet at Walong, he then knew that the train would not fit. He could either hold the westbound train at Marcel or hold the eastbound train at Woodford. Disk 46

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