ATSF Railway freight train symbol 928 at Tunnel No. 8

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ATSF Railway freight train symbol 928 at Tunnel No. 8

Santa Fe train 928 is rolling through tunnel No. 8 east of Cliff on July 12, 1979. The train has engines 5625, 8078, 8736, 3234, and 3401 and is headed to Barstow where the train will be reclassified. Tunnel No. 8 is blasted out of solid rock and only has a liner at the portals. It is 689 feet long. You can see that the railroad is in a rather precarious position along here. The SP had to use concrete retaining walls because the hillside was so steep. There is a 500 foot drop-off to the bottom of the canyon. Within two miles, Tehachapi Creek will only be about ten feet below the track at the west end of Rowen siding. Disk 42