One of SQMs boxcabs hauls a load of nitrate down to Tocopilla, which you can see in the background. In about a kilometer, the train will arrive at the reverso switchback, where they need to run th... (more)
A GE Box Cab survivor still in regular service: looks like the good fresh air of the Pacific Ocean keeps these elderly ladies healthy.
Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)Locomotive: GE Box CabLocation: Tocopilla, ChileLocomotive #: SQM 604Train ID: -Photo Date: December 10, 2009
This is the ugly new type of locomotive that will replace the nice elderly GE box cabs (see RPN pics #306703 or #309254). Not sure what "type" of locomotive this is ... if ever a name type was giv... (more)
An old lady still at work: this unit and its 4 sisters are the only GE Box Cab survivors in regular service today. Built in the mid and late 1920's they are among the oldest electric engines still... (more)