RailPictures.Net Photo: FCAB 2008 FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia) EMD GL26C-2 at Ascotan, Chile by Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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» December 14, 2009
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Volcano smoke competing with locomotive smokes!
There are very few pictures on RPN showing a train with a live volcano displaying volcanic activity. I only found another one, from Gianfranco Berto in Italy: #211675. Picture 281319 by Phil Cotteril also shows the same Etna volcano but the volcanic activity is hidden behind summit clouds.
Now for pictures showing volcano smoke AND locomotive smoke, I am happy to introduce the category on RPN - A highly exclusive club!

Volcán Ollagüe - also known as Oyahué - is a massive andesite stratovolcano in the Andes on the border between Bolivia and Chile - elevation 5,868m / 19,252ft. A persistent steam plume emanates from a fumarole on the south side of the summit dome. On the northwest side of the mountain a disused switchback road whose highest point reaches over 5,650m is said to be the highest road in the world.

When we were chasing the train and I first noticed the white cloud on top of the mountain, I thought that it was some sand dust blown away by the wind. At the time I had no idea that it was real volcano activity.
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