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Spectacular spot of the World: Chile, Potrerillos line
Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 396960

Definitely not the terrain to build a railroad! Nevertheless, there was created a line up to the mine of Potrerillos in 1928. GR22CU # 94 of 1971 is pulling a train with 9 empty sulphuric acid ta... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: G22CU
Location: Llanta, Chile
Locomotive #: 94
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 05, 2012

Views: 5,059
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Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 396958

The narrow valley is filled with donner and smoke of the worn out GR12 # 93 and 412 of the Ferronor train from Llanta up to Potrerillos.

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: GR12
Location: Llanta, Chile
Locomotive #: 93, 412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 05, 2012

Views: 1,735
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Photo ID: 396955

The very durty GR12 # 93 and 412 of Ferronor are pulling 7 loaded hoppers with copper concentrate from the loading site above Llanta and 4 empty sulphuric acid tank cars from the unloading track i... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: GR12
Location: Llanta, Chile
Locomotive #: 93, 412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 05, 2012

Views: 1,713
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 396951

Not all of the Atacama desert is completely without vegetation. Here in the valley floor there are few water, some green and grazing horses. EMG GR12 93 (built in 1965 for the Ferrocarril de Potre... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: GR12
Location: Llanta, Chile
Locomotive #: 93, 412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 05, 2012

Views: 1,941
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 396904

The two EMD 567 diesel engines of GR12 # 401 and 91 of Ferronor make an indescribable sound when the train with 23 empty sulphuric acid tank cars crossed the narrow valley and passes through the t... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: GR12
Location: Llanta, Chile
Locomotive #: 401, 91
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: May 05, 2012

Views: 2,223
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Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 394636

On his way to the Potrerillos foundry, 2 locomotives EMD GR12 trail hoppers copper concentrate in the last section of the route: The spectacular ascent from Montandon to Potrerillos, where the rai... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: FN 408
Train ID: Llanta - Potrerillos
Photo Date: January 29, 2012


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Apr 09, 2012

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Photo ID: 390452

Climber Train: Two locomotive EMD G12 continuous route to Potrerillos with acid train, in the middle of the Andes mountain. The ascent from Montandon to Potrerillos, with a steep slope and next to... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Montandon, Chile
Locomotive #: FN 83
Train ID: Llanta - Potrerillos
Photo Date: January 29, 2012


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Feb 24, 2012

Views: 5,288
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 379590

A tiny train and the beautiful Andes of North Chile

This train hauls copper ore concentrate upward to the Potrerillos smelter. The smelter was built high in the mountain at a time when ... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD G22CU
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 94
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 31, 2011

Views: 7,216
Comments: 4

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 373126

Empty train ascending the steep slope that begins at the station Montandon, and passing through the first tunnel. This train goes to Potrerillos Plant, where then loaded with sulfuric acid. Then, ... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: 401
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 19, 2010


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By: Darío Saidman

Added: Aug 25, 2011

Views: 4,012
Comments: 3

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 372396

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 82
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 18, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 19, 2011

Views: 7,578
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Favorited: 35


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Photo ID: 362502

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD G22CU
Location: Montandon, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 94
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 14, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 05, 2011

Views: 3,636
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 356969

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD G22CU
Location: Montandon, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 94
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 14, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 15, 2011

Views: 7,711
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 354618

An early morning train meet: the 409 is coming from Potrerillos while the 94 has been waiting its turn to climb to the copper plant for quite some hours during the night.

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Encanche, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 15, 2011

Views: 4,750
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 353725

Light engines move, from Potrerillos down to Llanta

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD G22CU
Location: Montandon, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 94
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 14, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 05, 2011

Views: 5,213
Comments: 3

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 352260

The train and its customer

After leaving the Potrerillos copper plant, this train of 23 loaded sulfuric acid tank cars starts its vertiginous descent to Montandon on the most spe... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 21, 2011

Views: 8,829
Comments: 6

Favorited: 42
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