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I exchange waves with the conductor of a passing freight train that rises slowly on the tracks along Kelso-Cima Road

I exchange waves with the conductor of a passing freight train that rises slowly on the tracks along Kelso-Cima Road I begin wobbling up the gentle grade of Kelso-Cima Road away from Kelso Depot up to Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI've been riding on pavement all day (almost 40 miles), but this will end now that I've reached the sign for Globe Mine RoadI begin wobbling up the gentle grade of Kelso-Cima Road away from Kelso Depot up to Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI've been riding on pavement all day (almost 40 miles), but this will end now that I've reached the sign for Globe Mine RoadI begin wobbling up the gentle grade of Kelso-Cima Road away from Kelso Depot up to Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI've been riding on pavement all day (almost 40 miles), but this will end now that I've reached the sign for Globe Mine RoadI begin wobbling up the gentle grade of Kelso-Cima Road away from Kelso Depot up to Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI've been riding on pavement all day (almost 40 miles), but this will end now that I've reached the sign for Globe Mine RoadI begin wobbling up the gentle grade of Kelso-Cima Road away from Kelso Depot up to Globe Mine RoadThumbnailsI've been riding on pavement all day (almost 40 miles), but this will end now that I've reached the sign for Globe Mine Road

These uphill trains are actually quite slow, and it will turn out that the conductor of each train that I pass during this trip will wave. These freight trains can be heard across much of Mojave National Preserve.