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Photo ID: 481374

Going down the Potrerillos - Montandon grade

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 13, 2014

Views: 6,053
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 481373

The last rays of the setting sun light a train going down toward Diego de Almagro in the Rio de la Sal valley.

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 13, 2014

Views: 3,769
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 481354

Climbing the Andes toward the Potrerillos smelter

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 13, 2014

Views: 5,755
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 481031

The ubiquitous sulfuric acid tank car can be seen everywhere in the Atacama desert. Sulruric acid is both a byproduct and a key ingredient in the Copper industry. Note the thick cloud of thin dust... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: -
Location: Sierra Gorda, Chile
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 09, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 11, 2014

Views: 6,547
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 481025

Riding the salar

Railroad: Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A. (FCA)
Locomotive: Hitachi-Mitsubishi BFA 32M
Location: Chiguana, Bolivia
Locomotive #: FCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 11, 2014

Views: 2,468
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7


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Photo ID: 480968

Southbound FCAB #210 ore train, destination Angamos harbour in Mejillones city, on a long trip from Ollague (Previously from San Cristobal Mine in Uyuni - Bolivia). In the left background, is appr... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD GL26C-2
Location: Ollagüe, Chile
Locomotive #: 2005
Train ID: FCAB 210
Photo Date: October 30, 2013


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: May 10, 2014

Views: 2,831
Comments: 3

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 480711

It is difficult to render the vastness and emptiness of these altiplano salt flats. I hope that this picture will make justice to these unusual landscapes.
The train is travelling from Uyuni... (more)

Railroad: Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A. (FCA)
Locomotive: Hitachi-Mitsubishi BFA 32M
Location: Avaroa, Bolivia
Locomotive #: FCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 08, 2014

Views: 4,314
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 480596

Climbing out of the Port of Barquito, this train is about to travel through the coastal city of Chañaral, and then will continue toward Diego de Almagro before reaching its final destination at Ll... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Chañaral, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 07, 2014

Views: 5,176
Comments: 4

Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 480524

A train full of borax and other minerals exported from Bolivia will reach the border with Chile in a matter of a few miles. It is running on one of the numerous salt flats that abound in this regi... (more)

Railroad: Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A. (FCA)
Locomotive: Hitachi-Mitsubishi BFA 32M
Location: Avaroa, Bolivia
Locomotive #: FCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 06, 2014

Views: 3,290
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 480325

Leaving Montandon, a single GR12 leads 11 empty gondolas to the "Planta Ceramicas", a filtering plant near Llanta that settle copper concentrate sludge brought there from the El Salvador... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 05, 2014

Views: 5,020
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 480322

Going down from Potrerillos, a single GR12 leads 11 empty gondolas to the "Planta Ceramicas", a filtering plant near llanta that settle copper concentrate sludge brought there from the E... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 05, 2014

Views: 6,734
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 480132

The last rays of sun illuminates the Cerro Ascotan Volcano (5486m / 18000 ft) as the San Cristobal (Bolivia) to Mejillones (Chile) train travels the Altiplano at 3866 m (12683 ft).

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: GT22CU-3
Location: Ascotan, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 2407
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 20, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 03, 2014

Views: 4,487
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 480125

The FCAB operates freight trains on the line that goes to Argentina through Socompa Pass. On the Argentina side, there is no traffic except the famous tourist train "Tren de Las Nubes" (... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: G22C
Location: Augusta Victoria, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1435
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2014


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 03, 2014

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Views: 9,827
Comments: 10

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 480044

Union Pacific’s MRONY manifest freight is skirting the Bookcliffs between Solitude and Floy, Utah, on March 16, 2009. Motive power on the eastbound train is EMD SD70M No. 4876 leading two newer SD... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Floy, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4876
Train ID: UP MRONY
Photo Date: March 16, 2009


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: May 02, 2014

Views: 3,804
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 479821

Old viaduct over the canyon of Loa river (built in 1899, 104 meters high), in Conchi town, and FCAB #209 ore train from Mejillones and a long travel to Ollagüe.

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD GT26C-2
Location: Calama, Chile
Locomotive #: 2009
Train ID: FCAB 209
Photo Date: February 01, 2012


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Apr 30, 2014

Views: 5,299
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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