Downhill train passing the spectacular Chaupichaca Bridge where the grade is about 4% - 4.2%
The major "Central" highway ("Carretera Central") shares the narrow Rimac River valley with the Central Andean Raiway (Ferrocarril Central Andino) such as this spot where the t... (more)
“If you can’t find anywhere to lay the track on, you’ll have to hang it on balloons”
It is hard to properly reflect in picture how breathtaking and impressive this railroad ... (more)
Climbing the Andes Cordillera, this train has passsed the Tamboraque and Aruri switchbacks, around km123, at about 3100 m asl (10170 ft). The track that can be seen below the nose of the engine ha... (more)
A US-built C39-8 of NS origin (modified to FCCA standards) passes the Chaupichaca bridge, also a US product. The structure was built in 1909 by American Bridge Co.
FCCA 1000 smokes it up as it pulls hard past the station at Tamboraque. Once the rear clears the switch the train will shove up hill navigating one of the many zig-zag's used to reach the summit a... (more)