Southern Pacific AC44CW #254 (with Union Pacific SD60M #6314 and Chicago & North Western C44-9W #8602) lead a loaded westbound coal train.
An SD70ACe DPU eases down off the summit of Cima Hill on the rear end of a westbound intermodal. My Dad, Geoff, captures the scene as we enjoy yet another amazing vacation of railroad action, brea... (more)
A horn blows to announce the approach of a westbound at Cima summit and a few minutes later a K-Line stack train appears over the brow of the hill behind three generations of GE locomotives.
A very heavy manifest with 2 mid-train DPU's eases westwards over Cima summit in glorious afternoon light.
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.
The vast magnitude of the Mojave Desert and the Providence Mountains reduce a Union Pacific stack train to a thin sliver on the valley floor. The train has been visible for close to an hour as it ... (more)
Overlooked by a forest of yuccas and Joshua trees, a westbound manifest with a brand new GEVO on the point creeps downgrade past the east switch of Chase siding on Cima Hill.
The early morning shadows are long as UP #2010, the 'Boy Scouts of America' locomotive guards the tail end of a westbound manifest, as it heads slowly downgrade towards Kelso and its surreal-looki... (more)
Waiting amongst the Joshua trees for eastbounds near the top of Cima Hill is a pretty relaxed experience. Although you're never quite sure when the next train might come, when one is on its way yo... (more)
Between Cima and Kelso on the old LA&SL mainline, a westbound UP manifest train eases downgrade on a late afternoon in the Mojave National Preserve.
Slowly descending the grade on Cima Hill toward Kelso, an SD70ACe is the sole DPU on a westbound UP intermodal train as it heads toward Los Angeles on the historic LA&SL route.
Just beginning the slow descent downgrade toward Kelso, a westbound UP intermodal train passes through the summit of Cima Hill on the old LA&SL route.
The very hot LAWST-25 climbs up Cima Hill near Chase siding on a beautiful morning in April. This photo was taken during CTC Boards very first Day in The West theme. The SD40-2 ruled the mainlines... (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.