Stan Trzonic hardcover
it comes to a railroad operation, nothing seems to interest railfans
more than Tehachapi, deep in the center of the Mojave Subdivision.
With tracks running from Mojave to Bakersfield, California, this is
the subject of a new, fully illustrated horizontal book by renowned
rail photographer and author Stan Trzoniec.
of the highlights of this book with a hidden surprise is the use of
full frame, high-resolution photographs all taken by this
photographer on numerous trips out west. Three main chapters of the
book include "Out of Mojave" where the book begins with the Union Pacific yard and the BNSF
joining here off home rails. From here, we go "Straight
up the Middle”
to the famous Tehachapi Loop where construction started by the
Southern Pacific around 1874 with grades only topping off at around
2.20 percent. "Finishing
off on the north slope, the section on “
illustrates some of the more impressive scenery from Ilmon to Bena to
Sand Cut with the ride into Bakersfield, its historical station, and
the BNSF leaving shared rails here in this up to date book on this
famous location. The
hidden surprise is that with every book sold for a limited time, it includes Kalmbach’s DVD from the “Hot
Spots” collection as part of the purchase price. Now you can read
about the area while following it along with a 75-minute presentation
on this historic landmark.