Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Train Goes Through the Tehachapi Loop

This post is for the husband of my blogger friend in Vancouver. I know he is fighting a difficult battle for his health with my friend at his side. I know he loves trains as much as I do and I hope my train pictures will reach him and cheer him up. I thought of him when I took them. All the best to both of you.
















Train enthusiasts and those among you who may just want to see something really cool, check out the You Tube video link below. At about 2.34 minutes in you will see how this 19th century engineering feat really works. The Wikipedia link below provides a brief description of the Loop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehachapi_Loop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLb_99f_JSE









21 comments:

  1. Wow this is mighty, and wagons, containers, and more, you must have been a lot higher to get all that in, Super photos for your friend, hoping this will bring some happy memories. Cheers,Jean.

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  2. I love trains and the lonely sound of their whistle. They are very, very, cool pictures, Inger.

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  3. Inger, you either have a really great camera, are a great photographer, or both. Those pictures are excellent.

    My grandpa worked for the Southern Pacific in the 1930's and 1940's. He used to take me down to the switching yard near Plant City, Florida to see the trains when I was a kid.

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  4. very cool how it loops. i hope your friends feel the love. :)

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  5. WOW Inger, I've never seen a train that long and it was super cool watching this video of a 1.3 mile long train going through the Tehachapi Loop. I can't even pronounce that word., lol...
    It's amazing the good video taken by remote control on Youtube.

    You husband's friend will be very happy to view this video and your photographs were great to.

    Thanks for this and have a great rest of the week.
    I have a blogger friend living in Bakersfield California.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  6. What a sweet thing to do for your friends. During our first trip west, we were in awe of the length of the trains and how many engines pulled and pushed all those cars.

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  7. Absolutely lovely pics, I hope they are a help to see.

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  8. your photos are AMAZING today, i love each and every one of them.. and I know your friends hubby will to. I wish him good health soon... love the header view to

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  9. What FANTASTIC photos you took! Beautiful country you live in out there. It seems odd the beauty and the train. So pretty.

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  10. Your photos are indeed lovely. I always feel winsome when watching a train pass by. Where is it going? What is it transporting? Does the engine get tired of the same scenery? :-)

    I hope the photos perk up the day of the ill man for whom you took them!

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  11. Thanks so much for taking those photos, Inger. I have saved copies and will print them and take them in to show hubs on my evening visit tonight. He'll love seeing that train. These are sharp and very clear photographs. They will definitely perk up his day. Once a train guy, always a train guy.

    He says those who really love trains are sometimes called 'foamers', and they hang around the trainyards hoping and asking for rides. The men always bring their kids, hoping that will get them a ride. Sometimes it does. . .

    Also like that sunset banner!

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  12. There's something so exciting about trains. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's husband. Prayers for healing sent in his direction.

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  13. I am watching the TV series Hell on Wheels which is a drama about the construction of the transcontinental railroad. I may be wrong but,I think the engineer is just solving that problem now in the show.
    I do hope your friend's husband makes an upturn soon. I will add him to my prayers.

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  14. Very cool!
    Best wishes to your friend.

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  15. Fantastic pictures. I also loved the video. I wish that Richard could have seen this.

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  16. PS Here is the link to the pic of Callie. http://thenewsixty.blogspot.com/2014/06/minnie-needed-friend.html

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  17. Inger what a kind and thoughtful gesture to dedicate this post to your friends. The photos are great, I've never seen a train so long in my life! I can't say I'm particularly interested in trains but I must admit I really do love these photos, the long trains with the mountainous backdrop is something special! I hope your friend stays strong with their battle, I'm sure this post will have brought a lot of happiness to them.

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  18. Hi Inger - somehow these long loopy trains are just amazing ... I saw our trans-Rockies train in Canada wind its way through while we watched being towed along ..

    Fantastic shots .. and I'm sure both friends will be really pleased to see these ..

    Also your banner .. I must now go to watch the clip ... cheers Hilary

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  19. Oh, Inger, I just saw the new photo of Faith as the 'New Blogger in Training'. It's nice to know Samson is willing to share the blogging duties!

    Thanks for all the good wishes your post has generated. Such a nice thing to do. I showed hubs the photos last night and he loved them. He remembers his trains.

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  20. Det var det värsta, vilket långt tåg!! Måste vara världsrekord i antal vagnar. Ser nästan overkligt ut. Hoppas din vän blir bättre. Bästa hälsningar från ditt gamla hemland :-))
    Vi har haft en fantastisk sommar och jag har blivit pensionär så nu njuter jag av ledoghetens sötma :-))
    Lasse

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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