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Spectacular Spot of the World: Socompa Pass
Crossing the Andes at the Argentina-Chile border, with the tourist train to the clouds "Tren a las Nubes" on the Argentina side
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Photo ID: 503128

Sunset on the high Atacama Desert with a sulfuric acid tank train going to the Zaldivar and Escondida copper mines. The third unit carries the old orange FCAB paint scheme.

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 22, 2014

Views: 5,399
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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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: 10,399
Comments: 10

Favorited: 36

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Photo ID: 479673

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: G.M. GT22
Location: Chorrillos, Pcia. de Salta., Argentina
Locomotive #: GB 9702
Train ID: X1711
Photo Date: November 11, 1988


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By: Julio Pastine

Added: Apr 29, 2014

Views: 2,126
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 453226

Train to the Clouds next to the cars bound to Viaduct La Polvorilla.

Railroad: Tren a las Nubes
Locomotive: EMD GT22CU
Location: Salta, Argentina
Locomotive #: 9724
Train ID: 809
Photo Date: September 14, 2013


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By: Gaston Leonel Gonzalez

Added: Sep 29, 2013

Views: 3,055
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 453100

Tren a las Nubes on road to Sola station, passing in the bridge "Rio Toro" with postcard of the mountains.

Railroad: Tren a las Nubes
Locomotive: EMD GT22CU
Location: Salta, Argentina
Locomotive #: 9724
Train ID: 809
Photo Date: September 14, 2013


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By: Gaston Leonel Gonzalez

Added: Sep 28, 2013

Views: 2,312
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 452154

Tren a las Nubes at La Polvorilla viaduct.

Railroad: Tren a las Nubes
Locomotive: EMD GT22CU
Location: Salta, Argentina
Locomotive #: 9724
Train ID: 809
Photo Date: September 14, 2013


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By: Gaston Leonel Gonzalez

Added: Sep 21, 2013

Views: 3,263
Comments: 3

Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 372903

The weekly service to Socompa in Salar de Pocitos. This service was a freight train which was added to the two passenger cars and reached the international border with Chile, Socompa. The meter ga... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: EMD GT-22 CU
Location: Salta, Argentina
Locomotive #: 9736
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 09, 1990


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By: Darío Saidman

Added: Aug 24, 2011

Views: 2,401
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 371351

From Socompa (border with the neighboring country of Chile), a mixed train (passenger + cargo) is climbing on her way to Salta and beyond the Atlantic Ocean ports ... the locomotive is a EMD GT-2... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: EMD GT-22 CU
Location: Abra Chorrillos., Argentina
Locomotive #: 9736
Train ID: 1722
Photo Date: January 10, 1990


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By: Darío Saidman

Added: Aug 08, 2011

Views: 2,658
Comments: 2

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 341314

High in the Andean Puna of northern Argentina, General Belgrano Railroad's C-14 line climbs from the City of Salta to Socompa, international border town with the Republic of Chile, reaching the sa... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: GM.-EMD GT22CU
Location: Diego de Almagro, Salta, Argentina
Locomotive #: FA 9702
Train ID: none
Photo Date: November 11, 1988


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By: Julio Pastine

Added: Oct 14, 2010

Views: 3,412
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 322813

Tren a las Nubes at La Polvorilla viaduct.

Railroad: Belgrano Cargas
Locomotive: EMD GT22CU
Location: San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina
Locomotive #: 9731
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 17, 2010


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By: João Lourenço

Added: May 02, 2010

Views: 3,576
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15


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Photo ID: 322775

Tren a las Nubes

Railroad: Belgrano Cargas
Locomotive: EMD GT22CU
Location: Salta, Argentina
Locomotive #: 9731
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2010


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By: João Lourenço

Added: May 02, 2010

Views: 3,046
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 262068

A freight climbs the far mountain side having left Tolar Grande upon the arrival of our very late passenger train. This scene is at about 14,000 feet above sea level on the northern trans-Andino ... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-2
Location: Tolar Grande, Argentina
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: John West

Added: Dec 01, 2008

Views: 6,715
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 248392

#9725 with a special control train runing previous the Tren a Las Nubes special passeger train.

Railroad: Belgrano Cargas
Locomotive: EMD GT22CU
Location: Salta, Argentina
Locomotive #: 9725
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 17, 2008


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By: Guido_Beck - Argentina

Added: Aug 26, 2008

Views: 6,811
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 151747

The fireman appears to have the firing valve open about as far as it will go to keep steam pressure up. This line climbs to about 13,000 feet above sea level.

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-2
Location: Salta, Argentina
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: John West

Added: Jul 18, 2006

Views: 7,207
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 145262

Leaving Salta, Argentina for the climb to the Chilean border via Ramal C14, the northern "Transadino", and one of the great mountain railways. These Skoda 2-10-2's were my favorite Argenitine eng... (more)

Railroad: FC General Belgrano
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-2
Location: Salta, Argentina
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1972


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By: John West

Added: May 25, 2006

Views: 5,226
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13
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