A westbound stack train begins its descent down Cima Hill.
Back in 2000, UP 6207 leads 4 more locos as they descend Cima Hill. Note the next train waiting to follow.
Golden Light spreads across the Mohave Desert as East Bound starts on the double track approaching the top of Union Pacific's Cima Hill at Cima, CA.
Tier 4, 2619 leads Union Pacific West Bound over the hill at Cima and downgrade toward Kelso in the Mojave Desert.
A Joshua tree and old UP code line are silhouetted by the low desert sun at 4207 ft Cima Summit as a heavy eastbound manifest rolls over the crest after climbing more than 2000 ft in the 18 miles ... (more)
A pair of Joshua Trees in the Mojave National Preserve frame a heavy eastbound manifest entering double track as it nears the crest at Cima Summit after climbing over 2000 ft in the 18 miles from ... (more)
Looking down the lonely winding Kelso-Cima Road in the Mojave National Preserve a heavy eastbound manifest marches up last miles to Cima Summit after climbing over 2000 ft in the 18 miles from the... (more)
After a couple of days of heavy rain, strong winds and cool temperatures, the sun makes a welcome return and greets a westbound intermodal as it tops Cima Hill summit behind a relatively new SD70A... (more)
After storms and heavy rain caused damage to the right of way in Afton Canyon, SD70ACe no. 8855 was tasked with providing the power for a short ballast train to take the necessary materials to ass... (more)
Nearing the summit of a tortuous 2.2% ascent of Cima Hill, this eastbound K-Line stacker diverts into the south siding at Cima to wait out opposing traffic.
Late on a warm afternoon in the Mojave, time almost seems to stand still as a heavy load of double-stacks crawls agonisingly towards the summit of Cima Hill.
Union Pacific C40-8W #9371 (with Chicago & North Western C41-8 #8545, C44-9W #8632 & SD60 #8023) departing the siding.
Southern Pacific AC44CW #254 (with Union Pacific SD60M #6314 and Chicago & North Western C44-9W #8602) lead a loaded westbound coal train.
Just after the suns rays have reached over the mountain tops surrounding Cima Hill, a Union Pacific manifest stops briefly and allows a similar train to overtake it, waiting patiently for its turn... (more)
An impressive show of power as 10 units (9+1) bring an eastbound manifest around the big curve on the approach to Cima Hill summit.