Train approaching Tunnel Two in Tehachapis
I have been coming to the Tehachapi Mountains to photograph trains for many years. This video was shot in a location I have been trying to catch a train in for awhile. It requires just the right light, a train at just the right time and is best this time of year when the hills are green. Saturday evening, March 24, 2007 the timing was right on!
As well as shooting this video, I shot the train on Kodachrome 25 slide film, my last roll of Kodachrome perhaps ever. I edited the video at my room in the Motel 6 in Mojave, CA as other trains rolled by. I asked for, and got, this motel room in their little used wing facing tracks. I even opened the window so you can hear the trains really well. It sounds like they are running right through the room. Too cool! This is my favorite motel in the world!