John Lopez aka "Yoyo" at work
Upgrade train at Km 148 between Saltucana and Tunnel 49, altitude 3978 meters. The roof of freight cars travelling on a downgrade train can be seen in the ravine on the right.
Upgrade train at Km 148 between Saltucana and Tunnel 49, altitude 3978 meters.
Passing 4000 meters above sea level
Above Saltucana, between tunnels 49 and 50, this upgrade train passes the 4000 meters line (13123 ft).
NS 8566 at 12800 feet above sea level
A portrait of John Lopez, a skilled and very kind senior Peruvian engineer at the helm of an ex-NS GE Dash 8-39C. FCCA 1029 is ex-NS 8566 as c... (more)
John Lopez, senior FCCA engineer (inspector) runs his train backwards, pushing his freight cars with no visibility on the track forward. Thus he relies on the eyes of his colleague railroader stan... (more)
At Km 148, the uphill train appears on the side of the cliff, out of a sharp curve. It is climbing at about 30km/h (19 mph), the max speed for uphill trains on the... (more)
These sheep have an iron constitution!