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.
Right on time, the Denver Z scoots through Afton Canyon heading east. MOW is patiently waiting at Cima and Dawes for its arrival, then the real work will begin.
The Denver Z is led today by a quartet of Gevos as he snakes through Afton Canyon.
UP 4805 hustles the GREX DumpTrain back to Murdock, UT for another load of grey ballast. UP has been doing work on the Mojave Sub after the recent washouts around the Cameron area, just South/East... (more)
The Denver Z train slides through Afton Canyon with an ACe leading the pack. That repainted 4697 SD70M sure looks good!
MWCNP grinds up the heavy grade at Cima Hill behind a set of road units in the Mojave Desert.
One of Union Pacific's recently delivered heavy SD70ACes, called SD70AHs by the UP, leads an eastbound manifest through Afton Canyon on the old LA&SL. The sun has only recently made its way into ... (more)
I believe the Cima Sub is the only mainline along which you can find the Joshua Tree in its natural habitat. The only other possible candidate would be the BNSF Transcon.
Kelso is perhaps the most out of place depot in the entire world. Surround by the Mojave desert, its 35 miles from the nearest anything, but feels about a thousands when you look out from beautifu... (more)
4 SD70M's lead a Salt Lake City, UT to Los Angeles, CA intermodal train past the forest of Joshua Trees as it crests Cima Hill on 2/18/13.
Searchlight signals still guard the west end of Chase siding as UP's KG1LA drifts downgrade past them on Cima Hill. 2/18/13
The Joshua Trees stand silent as a 21 car manifest freight from West Colton, CA to Roper(Salt Lake City),UT flys up Cima Hill with engines in a 3+1 DP configuration late in the day on 2/18/13. The... (more)
The Joshua Trees soak up the winter sun as a monster 12,000 foot stack train from Global 3, IL to Long Beach, CA crests Cima Hill on 2/18/13.
An empty cement train from Northern CA headed for Oro Grande,CA is about to enter the BNSF at Daggett,CA on February 24, 2012. An Ex-SP AC4400CW is doing the honors leading today.