RailPictures.Net Photo: 401, 91 Ferronor GR12 at Llanta, Chile by Georg Trüb
 
  Login · Sign Up 


Community Response Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo
Views: 1,766     Favorited: 9
Since added on May 17, 2020

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
 
» Ferronor (more..)
» GR12 (more..)
» between Llanta and Montandon 
» Llanta, Chile (more..)
» May 04, 2012
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» 401, 91 (more..)
» Unknown
» Georg Trüb (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Sadly, one of the most spectacular railroads worldwide was destroyed by heavy floods in march 2015, the 1 meter gauge line from Chañaral via Llanta up to Potrerillos in northern Chile. When you look on Google Earth nowadays, only very few remains of the right of way are visible. In may 2012, the EMD 567 prime movers of nearly black Ferronor GR12 # 401 (built by EMD in 1962 for the EFE) and # 91 (built by EMD in 1965 for Andes Copper Mining, later Codelco) filled the impressive gorge of the salt river (Qebrada del Río Salada) with a deafening noise, working hard on about 3.0 % gradient with a long train of 23 empty sulfuric acid tank cars on the way from Llanta via Montandon up to Potrerillos at 2800 m a.s.l. The line was part of the Diego de Almagro division of the Ferronor, built starting in 1916 by the Andes Copper Mining Company to connect the Potrerillos copper mine and smelter with Pueblo Hundido (now called Diego de Almagro), where it connected to the state railway network, which continued to Chañaral.
Photo Location Map Photo Comments (0) 


View Larger Map

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (2)+ Add to Album
Trains on Mars

Album created by member RP Archives
Album Views: 155,436
Chile - FCAB + FCALP + Ferronor

Album created by member John Russell
Album Views: 33,517
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album


EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright © 2020 Georg Trüb. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2022. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information