UP 7913 west tops Cima Summit as it begins it's decent down the 2.2% grade to Kelso.
Westbound North Platte to West Colton general freight MNPWC tops Cima Hill as it begins it's decent to Kelso.
UP 8320 brings up the rear of westbound train KG1LA as it begins it's journey down Cima Hill.
BNSF Where It Doesn't Belong! Due to congestion and trackwork on it's north south route between California and Washington, BNSF has begun detouring trains via the UP through Utah and Idaho.... (more)
At appropriately named Joshua siding two UP Century DD40Xs almost have a westbound over Cima summit in California Mojave Desert between Las Vegas and Barstow.
The daily West Colton to Roper freight takes the siding at the top of Cima hill for a meet with hot doubestack KG1LA.
With around 10-12 trains per day, catching a meet on Cima Hill isn't common. Here, MWCRO 03 with an SP Painted DPU holds the siding for a meet with domestic doublestacker KG1LA 02.
UP 844 pulls the last couple miles of the grueling 2.2% grade from Kelso to the summit at Cima. From there, it's mostly all downhill the rest of the way into Vegas. With declining traffic and very... (more)
UP 8207 leads 6 cousins and an eastbound manifest, storming up Cima Hill into a forest of Joshua Trees.
It's 10/10/10 and UP's MNPWC has crested the summit of Cima Hill, probably one of the least spectacular summit's there is in the west.
6299 leads a westbound train at Cima under an uncharacteristicly cloudy sky. I think the big fellow is a Joshua tree. Please tell me if I`m wrong.
Westbound manifest MNPWC has just passes the Summit at Cima, and now begins the down hill run to Kelso.
Late evening finds a Westbound stack train working up the East slope of Cima Hill as it is about to reach the Summit on a cool windy evening in the Mojave Desert.
Just under 12,000 feet in length 514 axles going down the west slope of Cima Hill passing through Chase station on it's way to Los Angeles with UP 1996 and UP 2002 in trail behind it.