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Photo ID: 719553

After the storm

A rainstorm and mudslide ("Huayco") almost swept away the two bridges. The railroad expeditiously repaired everything and the first trains can travel agai... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 14, 2019

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Photo ID: 719276

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1009
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 718710

The Anche Bridge starts right at the mouth of tunnel 38. There is not much room available for this track gang to get out of the way as a train is about to come out of the tunnel.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: -
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 06, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 717398

At km 133, 3465 meters above sea level (11368 ft), FCCA 1000 climbing the mountain is about to enter Tunnel 38 whose uphill portal is right at the edge of the Puente Anche (Anche Bridge). This is ... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1000
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 04, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 716974

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1009
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 19, 2019

Views: 1,606
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Photo ID: 716968

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1009
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 19, 2019

Views: 1,846
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Photo ID: 716963

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 715829

Dead-end tunnel

For some switchbacks, there is so little space available on the hillside that the dead-end tracks had to be dug in the mountain. The Chicla and Cacray Arriba switch... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: -
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 710899

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 24, 2019

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Photo ID: 709266

The end of the Cacray Arriba switchback track is a one-ended tunnel. The engine is pushing its tain into the tunnel in order to free the turnout before resuming its journey upward.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 07, 2019

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Photo ID: 708634

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 02, 2019

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Photo ID: 708597

At 3567 m (11703 ft) above sea level, less oxygen in the air means that the fuel does not properly burn in the prime mover. A flame may burst out of the exhaust stack when accelerating at low spee... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2019

Views: 4,069
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Photo ID: 376058

A tunnel borne in a vertical cliff followed by a high bridge, with a bright red and yellow engine crossing it: here is (another) typical picture of the Central Andino. A track gang is waiting on a... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 06, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 25, 2011

Views: 4,727
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 365949

ˇHuayco!

Huayco is an old Quechua word meaning depth, or valley. A huayco is a typical Andean landslide and avalanche of rocks, earth, mud, water and sometimes snow. It is trig... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1009
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jun 13, 2011

Views: 21,056
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Photo ID: 355607

FCCA 1011 leads a La Oroya bound train across the steel deck/truss bridge over the Rio Rimac at Rio Blanco. This is the only mode of transportation moving up the valley here at Rio Blanco. Just of... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 21, 2011


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By: Trainmasterrob

Added: Feb 27, 2011

Views: 9,422
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