Downhill train passing the spectacular Chaupichaca Bridge where the grade is about 4% - 4.2%
FCCA 1011 climbs out of the mining town of Casapalca. It has just passed the Backus and Mokrill switchbacks that can be seen in the far background.
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)
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.