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Tehachapi: End of an Era

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A Retrospective on DVD

Welcome to the web site for Tehachapi: End of an Era, a retrospective documentary on DVD. You may read about the project, peruse production notes, or inspect the entire program.

Watch the entire production on-line for free. Read the companion Southern California Railfan Field Guide for free via Kindle Unlimited®. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


Tehachapi: End of an Era features 25 movements along the Southern Pacific (SP) Mojave Subdivision shot between July 16, 1993 and August 14, 1994. Of these movements, eight are meets. Other short movements appear in the DVD's bonus section (posted on our YouTube channel).

Several stations along the line are featured, including (in geographic, westbound order) Monolith, Tehachapi, Marcel, Walong (Tehachapi Loop), Woodford, Keene, Bealville, Caliente, and Bakersfield. Atchison, Topeka, and Sante Fe (ATSF) and SP power dominate, but guest power includes the Denver and Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) and the Union Pacific (UP). Leased power also appears, including a rare Electro-Motive Division (EMD) demonstrator run.

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