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ATSF Railway train exiting Tunnel 1 in the Tehachapi Mountains

ATSF Railway train exiting Tunnel 1 in the Tehachapi Mountains

Late in the afternoon of November 20, 1977, I was waiting near the end of tunnel 1 for a shot of a train coming out of Caliente. The sun kept getting lower and lower. I could hear a train coming up the canyon from Ilmon, so I knew I had a train. The question was, would it get to me in time before I lost my light. As the train was coming up the hill from Caliente, I could see that most of that hillside was now in shadow, the only chance for a picture would be on the other side of the hill. I dashed over the top of the hill and down close to the top of the other end of the tunnel. Extra 5706 East roars out of tunnel 1 on its way up to Bealville. Tunnel 1 is 245 feet long. Disk 41