Originally published in The Tomahawk, Tehachapi, California, on Friday, Jan. 25, 1907
All traffic over the mountain was again at a standitill for twelve hours last Saturday morning. A big slide at the entrance to tunnel 14 put a mass of earth and rocks onto the track at that point that kept a large force of men busy many hours removing the debris.
The westbound passenger train, No. 7, was held at Mojave while the east bound trains, No. 26 and No. 8, were held at Caliente.
Old timers anticipate much trouble for the railroad company between Tehachapi and Caliente if the approaching spring should be as wet as the local weather prophets predict.
The hills are thoroughly saturated and water is running in every gulch and oozing from every hillside and the conditions are favorable for a continuation of the “wet spell” for a considerable length of time.
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