Trains in Bealville and the Tehachapi Loop HD

Watch in High Definition! After seeing the train at Tunnel 2, we continued on to Bealville. Tunnel 3 is just past Bealville and we stopped on the other end of Tunnel 3, at the site of collapsed Tunnel 4 to see the first train. Tunnel 4 collapsed during a 1952 earthquake. While the rest of the tunnels on the line were repaired, Tunnel 4 had to be abandoned due to the extensive damage. In fact, the east tunnel lining was actually exposed due to the enourmous amount of dirt that slid off the mountain. The exposed end of the tunnel was sealed off and the Tunnel is frequently referred to as the sarcophagus. After seeing the train at Tunnel 4, we backtracked past Tunnel 3 to an overlook in Bealville. For those who have seen the Tehachapi Layout at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, you might know that there used to be a town and railroad buildings at Bealville. Nothing remains of Bealville now except for a large dirt clearing next to the tracks. After seeing a train at Bealville, we raced up to the Tehachapi Loop to see the same train. Trains: Train 1: A Westbound (Northbound) BNSF Q-Train passes Tunnel 4 lead by ES44DC 7689. Trailing is BNSF (ex. ATSF) Warbonnet C44-9W 698. Train 2: An Eastbound (Southbound) Union Pacific Q-Train passes through Bealville led by ES44AC 5440. Trailing is SD70M 4370 and ES44AC 5447. ES44AC 5442 serves as DPU. After the train passes, the head end is seen exiting the nearly mile long tunnel 5 with a plume of smoke. The tunnel is so long that the
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Toy Train Layout: American Flyer Reverse Loop Layout

This is a new American Flyer 9 X 5 layout. It has three connected loops and the inner loop can be used as a reverse loop. The layout is light and portable. It has no legs and simply sits on the ping pong table. Engines run on DC. Engines are American Flyer, American Models, and S-Helper. The loops are isolated and the polarity of each loop is independently controlled by DPDT (center off) switches.