UP's North Platte Manifest train has successfully climbed Cima Hill and now sits about 4,200 feet in elevation. This is Joshua tree land.
MWCNP grinds up the heavy grade at Cima Hill behind a set of road units in the Mojave Desert.
A faded GE leads a sparkling new SD and two more GE's as they power towards the summit of Cima hill with a big mixed freight late in the afternoon.
The last rays of daylight are captured here, as an eastbound stacker climbs Cima Hill in the middle of the Mojave Nationakl Preserve, at a blistering pace of 18mph.
8444 crests Cima Hill, Calif on the way to Los Angeles to celebrate Union Station's 50th birthday.
Among Joshua trees, UP 828 West has just crested Cima Hill, Calif. after climbing up from Las Vegas, Nev. Oct. 13, 1974. A GP30 leads two DD35B's as they will drop down to Kelso and on to Dagge... (more)
Side profile of the Katy lead UP Heritage trio, decending Cima Hill.
This another very long stacker passing Mojave National Preserve...at over 12,400 ft in length...with an axle count of 526. It is seen here passing another w/b manifest, the MNPWC with its conducto... (more)
This another very long stacker stretched out, descending the Mojave National Preserve...at over 12,400 ft in length...with an axle count of 526
This is a westbound manifest heading for West Colton, California. A recent dusting of snow adds to what is normally a rather drab looking part of the Mojave National Preserve.
Descending Cima Hill, a westbound manifest train approaches the siding at Dawes.
At the summit of Cima Hill, a westbound manifest begins the slow descent downgrade to Kelso while an auto train waits for its turn in the siding.
UP 3741 with a small Southern Pacific work train consist including a SP Burrio Crane and a graffi SP Caboose take the curve on it approach of the west side of the hill