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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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).
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)
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)
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.
Long before the first train would run on these rails - at 3671 meters above sea level - the sun rises over a magnificent and desolate landscape made of salt flats and volcanoes in the South Lipez ... (more)
Rogoza - At 175 feet below sea level, Rogoza sits atop the border of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys near the Salton Sea. Most of the area lying beyond the sign is lower than sea level... (more)
Abandon - Located in the Sonoran Desert in Southern most part of Anza Borego State Park (San Diego County) the gorge is a geological wonder indeed. The desert line that runs through the C... (more)
It May as Well be Mars - A westbound stack train lead by UP 8461 rolls through the Sonoran Desert at Salton next to the Salton Sea in Southern Riverside County.
Top of the Wye at Ferrum - Looking at the top of the wye at Ferrum California. Loads of iron ore in open gondolas were brought to the small yard at Ferrum located along the Southern Pacif... (more)
(#375) Disney Couldn't have Done it Better - I was amazed while walking through the gorge at the rocks and the tunnels and the cliffs and high banked walls. It just seemed like the Disney... (more)