Blackened Locomotives by smoke, an example of the force that these machines should exert.
The area of Diego de Almagro and Potrerllos offers a fabulous contrast between the blue sky and the Andean massifs. FERRONOR train from CODELCO foundry in Potrerillos, downhill to Llanta loaded wi... (more)
Night is falling fast in the Tropic of Capricorn area, and the deep Andean valleys make the phenomenon even faster
FERRONOR railway, working between Potrerillos and Llanta. EMD GR12U locomotive, from CODELCO Potrerillos foundry leads a loaded train of sulfuric acid, used in the process of leaching of copper.
26 miles from Diego de Almagro, 121 miles from Caldera, and FERRONOR train in route to Potrerillos, third region of Atacama.
The Encanche station is still used as passing place, but only for diesel trains. So the remnants of the steam era are no longer used, but still there. Even if we are here in one of the earth's dri... (more)
While chasing a train up to the Potrerillos copper refinery through the valley we have found some green flora in the middle of the desert. The horses were unaware of us and the train which was sho... (more)