A tiny yellow thing in the desertAs usual, a speeder acting as track inspection vehicle is running a few kilometers in advance of the two trains climbing the line.
This locomotive was modified to burn a mix of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and/or standard diesel fuel oil so as to perform better at high altitude in the absence of enough oxygen. The picture show... (more)
Both trains are going down the slope, i.e. they are coming from La Oroya and they are going to Lima. The train on the lower level, with FCCA 1009 is moving backward, going away from the photograph... (more)
A lucky shot - the sun had reached the bottom of the valley only a few minutes earlier. 1003 is crossing the Carretera Central twice over this steel bridge just before arriving at Rio Blanco.
This FCCA train has just left the switchbacks of Casapalca and is now headed for Chinchan.
In addition to the pain in the head (due to the altitude if you didn't have time to acclim... (more)
Perurail 751 has taken over a loaded petrol train at Pillones and rolls towards Juliaca. Note the stones - looking like cast around - as well as the structures in the background.
These ex-NS (or Conrail?) units are now used under conditions that are a far cry from the work they did in the US, where the most difficult grades - and highest mountains... (more)
The vertiginous "Puente Challape" viewed from another angle (For other views, see pictures 310105, Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)Location: Matucana, PeruLocomotive #: FCCA 1014Train ID: -Photo Date: April 03, 2011
Every day, a train leaves the Cuajone mine – 210 km from Ilo - at 3 am and crosses the 30 km long tunnels leading to El Sargento, at the junction with the line coming... (more)
The “Infiernillo” (little hell) is a very narrow gorge or canyon shared by the Rio Rimac river, the “Carretera Central” main highway, and the railroad. In addition, t... (more)