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Photo ID: 721699

The Ernesto Copello bridge was also called (or firstly called) Van Broklyn

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 31, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 721697

21st Century Incas

Casapalca is a mining city and the FCCA main line is located right in the middle of the mining facilities. A miners crew shift gave the opportunity to these mine... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 31, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 720602

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 31, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 24, 2019

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Photo ID: 720524

At Km 166.5 between E. Copello bridge and Tunnel 52, FCCA 1008 passes the 4600 meters bar above sea level (15092 ft) in inhospitable terrain, at a place where one could not easily imagine that a s... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 31, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 720330

At 4737 meters above sea level (15509 ft), FCCA 1212 is shoving on the rear of its train. It is climbing backward the last dozen meters before reaching the summit of the line - 4782 m asl in the s... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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Added: Dec 21, 2019

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Photo ID: 720183

Downhill (westbound) FCCA 1011 is seen through the 161m long tunnel #57 and a curtain of snow very high in the Andes (4648m asl / 15250ft) in southern hemisphere winter.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 718906

Hi-Rail Roller-Coaster on the 4%+ grade at 4625 m (15170 ft) above sea level. No worries, the brakes are good!

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: Toyota Hi-Rail
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 21, 2019


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Added: Dec 06, 2019

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Photo ID: 718623

The 4%+ grade is very visible as the Central Andino line climbing the west side of the Andes passes in the middle of the city of Casapalca.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1010
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 07, 2009


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Added: Dec 03, 2019

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Photo ID: 718421

Downhill train between Casapalca and Tunnel 51 at km 150, 4040 m asl / 13255 ft.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 718389

At 4758m asl (15610ft), the landscape around Ticlio looks like a war zone. It was completely devastated by mining activities.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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Added: Dec 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 718385

4640 meters and still climbing (15220ft)

Between tunnel 55 and tunnel 56, FCCA 1008 is at kilometer 167.65 of the Callao-Lima-La Oroya line that climbs from sea level at km 0 and p... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 718297

At 4657 meters above sea level (15279 ft) FCCA 1008 is climbing the last few miles before reaching the summit located inside the Galera tunnel (4782 m / 15689 ft). In this sector, below Ticlio, th... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 30, 2019

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Photo ID: 718271

There are 2 switchbacks to gain altitude and get out of Casapalca, called Backus and Morkill. This is the Morkill switchback. The huge water tower on the left is part of a nearby mine, nothing to ... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 30, 2019

Views: 2,870
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 718232

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 30, 2019

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Photo ID: 717854

FCCA 1011 climbs out of the mining town of Casapalca. It has just passed the Backus and Mokrill switchbacks that can be seen in the far background.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 30, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 26, 2019

Views: 3,701
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