Climbing the almost fully circular horseshoe curves of Cumbre Pass on the Coastal Range of Norh Chile, with rear end helpers on almost all trains.
A tiny yellow thing in the desertAs usual, a speeder acting as track inspection vehicle is running a few kilometers in advance of the two trains climbing the line.
Climbing the east side of Cumbre Pass, this train has only two medium power engines (medium by FCAB standards, i.e. 1250HP and 1200HP) and no rear end helper because it is composed of empty tank c... (more)
Dawn on the desert
Viewed from the rear, a loaded ore train coming from Bolivia slowly goes down from Cumbre Pass toward the sea level with 3 front end engines and 2 rear end helpers, while morning clouds and fog co... (more)
FCAB tracks in the great Atacama Desert on the west side of Cumbre Pass, with morning light.
A loaded ore train slowly goes down from Cumbre Pass toward sea level with 3 front end engines and 2 rear end helpers.
Sulfuric acid transportation in the Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert Railroading, with 3 ex-Canadian locomotives (American-built) - the first unit is also Ex Nicaragua (FCP) -, Chilean copper plates and Bolivian box cars.
On March 5, 2012, an eastbound BNSF freight traverses the scenic Utah desert between Solitude and Floy, Utah, on Union Pacific’s Green River Subdivision. A pair of GE ES44DCs bracket a newer ES44C... (more)