These photos were taken during my 1999 trip to Phan Con '99 held at Pt. Mugu NAS, CA. After the
'Airplane' event, I decided to do something different, so, I spent several days wandering the California
desert chasing trains. As you don't see trains like this on the East Coast were I live, I just had to do it.
I had read about the Tehachapi Loop so I had to spend a few days there. I wandered to the top of a hill
near the loop where you could see the trains travel the whole loop. I also spent some time in the town
of Tehachapi. The trains come through there and occasionally stop at a track side convenience store.
Yes, one of the crew will run in and get coffee and such then the train goes on it's way.
Check the links below for other Western Road photos.
Where I sat for two
days watching the
trains travel the
loop. Hill in the
center of photo.
My companion for
two days. It was nice
to have something to
talk to while waiting
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