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Spectacular spot of the World: Chile, Potrerillos line
Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 482281

The Encanche station is still used as passing place, but only for diesel trains. So the remnants of the steam era are no longer used, but still there. Even if we are here in one of the earth's dri... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Codelco 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: May 21, 2014

Views: 2,883
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Favorited: 12

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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: 6,083
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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: 3,804
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: 5,789
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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: 5,059
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: 6,766
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Photo ID: 479140

Dangerous trip between Montandon and Potrerillos metric gauge line, in Diego de Almagro city (North of Chile) ... by FERRONOR train loaded with copper concentrate from Llanta, with a maximum slope... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: FN 82
Train ID: Llanta - Potrerillos
Photo Date: January 30, 2012


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Apr 24, 2014

Views: 5,790
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Photo ID: 472810

From the colorful heights of Andes mountain, two EMD GR12 and FERRONOR copper train already soon get to Potrerillos foundry, and with its characteristic and complete black color seems a tattoo on... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: FN 408
Train ID: Llanta - Potrerillos
Photo Date: January 29, 2012


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Mar 08, 2014

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Photo ID: 466480

Whatever angle you look at it, the Montandon to Potrerillos grade is always spectacular

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD G22CU
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 94
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 15, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 16, 2014

Views: 5,717
Comments: 4

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 466479

Whatever angle you look at it, the Montandon to Potrerillos grade is always spectacular

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 15, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 16, 2014

Views: 8,972
Comments: 4

Favorited: 23


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Photo ID: 466475

The Condor watching her train! ... FERRONOR train loaded with copper concentrate from Llanta, near Montandon - Potrerillos in metric gauge line, with a maximum slope of 3.9% in this section. EMD G... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: FN 82
Train ID: Llanta - Potrerillos
Photo Date: January 30, 2012


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Jan 16, 2014

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Views: 6,976
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Photo ID: 466470

Whatever angle you look at it, the Montandon to Potrerillos grade is always spectacular

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 82
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 16, 2014

Views: 3,646
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 466454

Meter gauge, no rack, dangerous cliffs, serious grade (around 3.9%) : this is a rock climbing train!

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 82
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 16, 2014

Views: 4,699
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 466407

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)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Codelco 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Jan 15, 2014

Views: 6,304
Comments: 2

Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 466379

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)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 13, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 15, 2014

Views: 3,626
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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