Quantico: East end of UP Yard
Map Note: Road listed as "Business 58" is actually Truxtun
Approx. 1 1/2 miles East of Kern Junction
Quantico marks the east end of the UP Yard. Eastbound trains bound for Tehachapi
are staged in the yard with their power parked near this location. One spotting
feature for this location is the signal tower that protects the entrance to the yard from
Magunden: Junction of UP Main Line and SJVR Arvin Branch
Map Note: Road listed as "Business 58" is actually
Approx. 4 miles East of Kern Junction
Magunden includes the junction with the Arvin Branch as well as a car storage siding.
Refirgerated boxcars are stored on the siding during the harvest season, awaiting
track space at some of the shippers on the Arvin Branch.
Edison: community East of Bakersfield
Approx. 8 miles East of Kern Junction
Edison is a small farming community East of Bakersfield surrounded by
orchards, vineyards and farm land. The town itself is populated mostly by packing
sheds and farming businesses. These packing sheds generate much rail traffic during
the annual harvest season. Potatos are the main product shipped from Edison's
packing sheds. In addition to rail traffic, much of Edison's production is shipped
out by truck as well.
Continue East on Edison Highway from Edison to reach Sandcut and Bena, as well as the rest of the Tehachapi