New locomotive GE C39-8 modified in chosica workshops to climb the Andes.
701 has just passed the curves and loops through the cactus fields (very nasty, I can tell you) around the town of San Bartolomé, which you can see in the background. The train will shortly reach ... (more)
Because San Bartolomé is a switchback without counterpart, trains have to be re-arranged before they can proceed to Lima. After an epic one-hour shunting operation 701 is finally being coupled to ... (more)
Since San Bartolomé is a "switchback" with no counterpart, locomotives need to be run around the trains (and turned on the turntable) before proceeding. And since they've already taken the train a... (more)
FCCA's lower sections (well, close to 2000 m in this case) are still quite spectacular.
FCCA 1012 with a loaded train of minerals downhill towards Lima
JT26CW-2B 706 of Ferrocarril Central Andino was built in 1988 by Villares (later Gevisa) in Brazil for the Enafer Peru. The 2200 kW locomotive is standing in Chosica, about 30 km from Lima, where ... (more)
1001 is moved by hand on the turntable, full of water