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Spectacular spot of the World: Chile, Potrerillos line
Photo Album By: Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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Photo ID: 466373

Accelerating out of Montandon, at the foot of the 3.9% grade

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 15, 2014

Views: 7,169
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 466351

On his way to the Potrerillos foundry, 2 locomotives EMD G12 carring oil and acid tanks in the last section of the route: The ascent from Montandon to Potrerillos, where the railroad spans more th... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: FN 83
Train ID: Llanta - Potrerillos
Photo Date: January 29, 2012


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Jan 15, 2014

Views: 1,890
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Photo ID: 466321

Along the Río Salado Codelco owned and Ferronor leased GR12U #93 and a sister unit are hauling a mixed train with loaded copper ore cars and empty sulfuric acid tank cars up to Potrerillos.

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: Jan 15, 2014

Views: 2,222
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 466237

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)

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 14, 2014

Views: 3,716
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 466205

Before getting to the steep grade between Montandon and Potrerillos, trains often make a cooling stop in the old Montandon station. Even if the steep 3.9% is still ahead, the previous section is n... (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: Jan 14, 2014

Views: 3,104
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 466174

Toward the end of the vertiginous descent from Potrerillos to Montandon.

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 13, 2014

Views: 4,939
Comments: 1

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 466165

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 13, 2014

Views: 3,060
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 466052

Before getting to the steep grade between Montandon and Potrerillos, the Potrerillos railway is running through the valley of the Río Salado (Qebrada del Río Salado) - an impressive Cut in the mou... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: 401
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Jan 13, 2014

Views: 3,788
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 466051

The grade between Montandon and Potrerillos belongs to one of the most spectaculars lines of the Chilean Railways. 3.9% steep through the slopes of the mountains up to Potrerillos and this with fu... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: G22CU
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Codelco 94
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Jan 13, 2014

Views: 6,294
Comments: 1

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 465735

While chasing a train up to the Potrerillos copper refinery through the valley we have found some green flora in the middle of the desert. The horses were unaware of us and the train which was sho... (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 10, 2014

Views: 3,967
Comments: 3

Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 464536

Vertigo! ... by FERRONOR train loaded with copper concentrate from Llanta, in Montandon - Potrerillos metric gauge line, with a maximum slope of 3.5% in this section. EMD G12 locomotive No. 82, co... (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 01, 2014

Views: 11,015
Comments: 11

Favorited: 44
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Photo ID: 463246

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.

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: Dec 22, 2013

Views: 5,870
Comments: 7

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 453119

Yes, there's a train in this picture ;) GR12U 412 is hauling two loads of copper concentrate and empty tank cars on the grade from Montadon to Potrerillos.

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD GR12U
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: 412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 27, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Sep 28, 2013

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Views: 9,737
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Photo ID: 452515

Tunnel No. 2 Montandon - Potrerillos line

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: Sep 23, 2013

Views: 2,624
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 436447

Two locomotive EMD G12 continuous route to Potrerillos with oil and acid train. The locomotives are seen blackened, this is because in the route between Montandon and Potrerillos pass through nume... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: 82 & 83
Train ID: Acid Train
Photo Date: January 29, 2012


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: May 18, 2013

Views: 2,094
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20
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