After climbing the 1 percent grade a westbound autorack train reaches the summit of Cima Hill.
Union Pacific 3702 leads an eastbound down Cima Hill towards Kelso. The train is taking the siding at Hayden.
A long line of Union Pacific GP-30B engines sits in storage in Yermo. The dry desert climate air in Southern California made for a good location to store lots of diesel locomotives. Photo taken ... (more)
After picking up some maintenance-of-way cars in the small yard at Kelso, UP 6936 leads an eastbound manifest up Cima Hill. The town of Kelso in the distance to the right, and beyond are the Kels... (more)
Union Pacific 3445 gives a helping hand to the Amtrak Desert Wind as it rolls westbound down Cima Hill towards Kelso, CA.
"Come on up and takes some pictures!" That is what the conductor said to me, so I was glad to climb aboard and wait for UP 3709 to roll west down Cima Hill towards Kelso.
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.
UP 3553 east is stopped in the siding of Elora waiting on the Amtrak Desert Wind to pass by. The Los Angeles-Denver will then continue the climb up Cima Hill toward Las Vegas.
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)
Long nose SD40-2 UP 3267 leads an eastbound up Cima Hill near Kelso, California.
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.
A faded GE leads a sparkling new SD and two more GE's as they power towards the summit of Cima hill with a big mixed freight late in the afternoon.
Union Pacific C40-8W #9371 (with Chicago & North Western C41-8 #8545, C44-9W #8632 & SD60 #8023) departing the siding.