Climbing Cima Hill East of Kelso, four hours off their schedule
A defect detector east of Cima Hill has just stabbed this westbound as it prepares to stop for inspection near the top of the grade under threatening skies.
Western Pacific heritage unit 1983 leads two other specially painted locomotives (1996 and 2002) westward with a 11,766 foot, 162 car "monster" stacker in check behind. The grueling 2.2% grade of ... (more)
With the stark Providence Mountains in the distance, a westbound doublestack eases downgrade toward Kelso on Cima Hill on a cool spring afternoon in the desert.
On a brisk morning in the Mojave Desert, an eastbound intermodal train tops the grade at Cima Hill. Smooth sailing for this crew all the way to Las Vegas now.
When looking at the backdrop, one would think the photographer was half tanked... but it's just some of what traffic gets to encounter, as it traverses the topography on UP's Cima Subdivision.
The end-of-train device on this westward recedes toward the summit of Cima Hill on this cool moonlit night in the Mojave Desert.
Union Pacific eastbound double stacks climb the 2.2 percent hill at Cima, CA on UP's Los Angeles & Salt Lake route.
With the stark Granite mountains forming the backdrop, UP's priority Los Angeles to Denver intermodal is making good time as it tackles the grade on Cima Hill.
Faster running for this heavy UP eastbound doublestack is nearly in sight as it nears the top of the grade on Cima Hill.
Under a desert sky, UP 4200 has a heavy westbound stacker in good order as it makes the slow and steady descent on Cima Hill.
East bound cement train waiting for a parade of west bounds just west of cima california
Helpers assist in the braking after helping this train over Cima Hill
west bound up train makes its way down Cima Hill on a nice warm april afternoon.
Union Pacific eastbound climbs up Cima hill near the small village of Cima, CA on UP's LA&SL route, enroute to Las Vegas, NV and Salt Lake City, UT.