RailPictures.Net Photo: FCCA 1029 FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino) GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C) at Casapalca, Peru by Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino) (more..)
GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C) (more..)
Ticlio (more..)
Casapalca, Peru (more..)
August 21, 2019
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FCCA 1029 (more..)
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Jean-Marc Frybourg (more..)
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High mountain

The Central Andino Railroad in Peru is not any more the highest railroad on Earth since China built a line in Tibet. But it is still the most spectacular. A standard gauge line, it passes the Andean Cordillera in high mountain terrain.

This spot, at an altitude of 4625 m (15170 ft) between tunnels 52 and 53 is my favourite one. Getting the perfect planet alignment requires reaching this inaccessible location, catching a train going down in the early afternoon, and being lucky that the light be good. This is an almost impossible mission. Here is the closest I could get to it, thanks to the incredible help of the FCCA railroaders. This picture is dedicated to them!
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