Into the Worm Hole - Looking into the eastward approach to Tunnel #17 on the desert line in the Carrizo Gorge.
Tunnel 9 - Construction started in 1906 and the line opened in 1919 (most of the rail in the gorge dates from 1914 – 1915). The original money to build the line was surreptitiously suppl... (more)
The ghost town and abandonned mine of Buenaventura, close to the Chile-Bolivia border
Passing through a moonlike landscape a BNSF Z train has just departed the Needles CA crew change headed for AZ and points east.
All these pictures of the FCAB Calama-Ollague line may look a bit similar to most people who have not visited it. I can also understand that seeing all these pictures on RPN may be a bit boring. H... (more)
This FCAB train travels through the Buenaventura ghost town located between San Martin and Ollague with volcanoes in the background.
International train Mejillones (Chile) - San Cristobal (Bolivia) carrying empty ore containers travels through the lava field of the Poruña volcano.
A pair of ex-SP GP40-2s return from Potash light power as they creep along through the blasted walls of Bootlegger Canyon. In about 1/2 mile they will enter the 7,050ft tunnel.