# 406 out of the first tunnel climbing to the Potrerillos mine with vehicles to acid sulfuric, below you see the car used in this trip.
# 406 out of the first tunnel climbing to the Potrerillos mine.
Climbing to Potrerillos on the "Alucinante tren a Potrerillos" – incredible train to Potrerillos – Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD G22CULocation: Montandon, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 94Train ID: -Photo Date: August 15, 2010
From whatever angle you're looking at that incredible line, it is always spectacular. This low angle view is about the Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD G12Location: Montandon, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 82Train ID: -Photo Date: August 14, 2010
The Montandón horseshoe
Ferronor 82 energetically negotiates the Montandón horseshoe curve at sunset. This curve immediately follows the Montandón station that marks the beginnin... (more)
This train has 23 tank cars full of sulfuric acid. It has left the Potrerillos copper refinery around 9:00 am. The plant is very close. It is just a matter of about 10 kilo... (more)
A lone GR12 retains a train of loaded sulfuric acid tank cars and empty copper ore concentrate hoppers.
Coordinates of this picture:
South 26d 23m 49.33s We... (more)
That train has 23 tank cars full of sulfuric acid. That is a very heavy train considering the grade, and it goes down slowly. I saw it stopping twice, probably for cool... (more)
An aptly named locationBack in Chile! This little stream is the aptly named Rio de la Sal i.e. "River of the Salt". The closest railroad siding is also called Rio de la Sal. At firs... (more)
The valley of El Salado Rio between Llanta and Montandon offers a great diversity of wonderful landscapes. Anxious as we were to capture in our cameras all of the most beautiful spots - and over s... (more)
Two EMDs are hard at work, climbing the grade out of Montandon. Fortunately the location is not very high and the air is not thin. There is enough oxygen so that the power of the prime movers is n... (more)
Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD GR12Location: Encanche, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 401Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: December 17, 2009
Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD GR12Location: Montandon, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 401Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: December 17, 2009
The line comes from the bottom of the valley that can be seen below the front of the engine.
The photographer comes from the zigzaging trail that can be seen above the ex... (more)
Another image of the spectacular upper section of the Potrerillos copper mine railroad. The mine and the line will close in a few years.