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CimaElevation 4,175 feet
Originally served as water stop for trains going up the long Kelso Valley grade. Later, Cima functioned as a shipping center for mines and ranches in the area.
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Rosalie - Clark Mountain - Mojave Desert Mining HistoryThe copper matte was hauled 25 miles to Cima (by 1916 the California Eastern had ceased operations to Ivanpah) and shipped to the smelter at Garfield, Utah.
Mojave Preserve MapKelso Dunes · Mitchell Caverns · Hole in the Wall · Nipton, Ca. Ludlow, Ca. Cima Dome · Kelso Depot · Soda Lake · Mojave Road · Cima Ghost Town ...
Railroads in the MojaveTowns such as Ivanpah, Cima, Kelso, Goffs, Fenner, and Essex owe their creation to the railroad. They transported homesteaders and merchants across the ...
San Bernardino CountyChemehuevi - Chemehuevi Valley - Cima - Crest Park - Crestline - Daggett - Earp - Essex - Fawnskin - Fort Irwin - Goffs - Green Valley Lake - Halloran Springs ...
Railroad History in the Mojave PreserveClark's railroad was responsible for many of the townsites in the heart of the Preserve, including Kelso, Cima, and Nipton. The UP line met the Santa Fe branch ...
The Salt Lake Route... which would be a base for “helper” locomotives which would be coupled on the front of eastbound trains to “help” them climb the grade to the summit at Cima, ...
East Mojave Desert Ghost TownsGhost towns and historic communities in the Mojave Desert including Nipton, Providence, Ludlow, Kelso, Cima, Stedman, Ragtown, Calico and more.
Railroads of the Mojave DesertFrom Cima the ore was hauled via the Salt Lake Railroad and California Eastern to the Needles smelter. At the same time, the Arcalvada Mine, adjoining the .
Kelso Ghost townBoiler water was needed for the locomotives pulling trains up the 18-mile, 2,000- foot grade to Cima. Later the line was sold to the Union Pacific Railroad, which ...