Dropping slowly downgrade on Cima Hill, a westbound UP mixed freight nears Kelso on the old LA&SL mainline across the Mojave desert.
Cresting the top of the grade, a westbound UP manifest now begins its slow descent on Cima Hill toward Kelso on a late afternoon in the Mojave desert.
Just a few miles west of reaching the apex of the grade on Beaumont Hill, an eastbound UP intermodal train passes through the rural countryside located near Hinda in San Timoteo Canyon.
With an older SD70M on the point, an eastbound UP auto train rounds the big curve west of Beaumont at Nicklin, and will soon be rolling downgrade into the low desert toward Palm Springs and Yuma.
Deep in the heart of San Timoteo Canyon, an eastbound UP auto train works through some curves near El Casco on the former SP Sunset Route.
Climbing the steady grade out of San Timoteo Canyon, an eastbound UP manifest freight has just passed the Hinda crossovers and will soon be rolling across the Colorado desert toward Yuma and point... (more)
Rounding the big sweeping curve west of Beaumont at a location on the former SP known as Nicklin, an eastbound UP container train is nearly within sight of the top of the grade at Apex.
Last light of the day in the eastern Mojave Desert finds a westbound UP empty pipe train passing an eastbound stacker at Kelso on the former LA&SL route.
A clear morning in southern California's Inland Empire finds an eastbound UP stack train entering San Timoteo Canyon near Redlands as it climbs the grade toward Beaumont on the former SP Sunset Ro... (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.
Approaching the summit of Cima Hill, a westbound UP stack train passes through Ivanpah on the former LA&SL mainline.
Between Hodge and Barstow on the BNSF Cajon Sub, an eastbound UP intermodal sprints across the Hinkley Road grade crossing on a clear morning in southern California's high desert.
Out in the high desert between Victorville and Barstow, an eastbound empty ore train passes through the Hodge area on the BNSF Cajon Sub.