Westbound FCAB #210 ore train from Ollague, down to Angamos harbour (Cumbre Pass Pampa - Prat) in Mejillones city.
Southbound FCAB train, two EMD GL26C-2 locomotives #2004 and #2009, in the evening down from Ascotan at the heights of the Andes mountain, to Portezuelo - Antofagasta.
Coming from Tocopilla, empty SQM train near Barriles and change to diesel locomotive to Maria Elena town.
Whatever angle you look at it, the Montandon to Potrerillos grade is always spectacular
FCAB acid and copper train, crosses the railway line known as Cumbre Pass, railroad connection between large copper mining and Angamos harbour in Mejillones, in the second region of Chile . The Cu... (more)
Incredible to see a railway in these grounds. 3.9% steep the line to Potrerillos is somehow glued into the loose rock slopes of the Río Salado valley. Here GR12U #93 and a sister unit are hard wor... (more)
Considered less interesting than the upper section of the line to Potrerillos (around Montandon), the lower section between Llanta and Diego de Almagro also has some beautiful landscapes, provided... (more)
This downward train has just made a careful and safe stop to check the brakes. If you look carefully, you can see a railroader walking along the 2nd tank car
The train has 23 tank cars ... (more)
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Railroad: FerronorLocomotive: EMD GR12Location: Altamira, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 401Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: August 15, 2010
Toward the end of the vertiginous descent from Potrerillos to Montandon.
Atacama desert solitude at dusk
Vertiginous! ... Tunnel No. 3, and abyss Montandon - Potrerillos line.
For friends and members of the Rail Pictures community, you have a beautiful Christmas, an affectionate hug from Chile.