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)
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.
A short upgrade train is approaching Casapalca. It has only 4 cars. This is a section of a train that was too heavy for climbing in one piece. Usually, upgrade trains are empty and it is trains go... (more)
The night is falling on the mining city of Casapalca at 4154 m asl (13630 ft). A downhill train loaded with ore concentrates from the many mines in the area has stopped for a crew change and will ... (more)
The train coming from above will cross this train in a few moments
The grade is as steep as in the mountain even where the Lima - Galera - la Oroya main line crosses the mining city of Casapalca.
The train is stopped in the middle of the mining town of Casapalca while miners get back home. The grade is 4.3% here.