At Km 166.5 between E. Copello bridge and Tunnel 52, FCCA 1008 passes the 4600 meters bar above sea level (15092 ft) in inhospitable terrain, at a place where one could not easily imagine that a s... (more)
At 4737 meters above sea level (15509 ft), FCCA 1212 is shoving on the rear of its train. It is climbing backward the last dozen meters before reaching the summit of the line - 4782 m asl in the s... (more)
Downhill (westbound) FCCA 1011 is seen through the 161m long tunnel #57 and a curtain of snow very high in the Andes (4648m asl / 15250ft) in southern hemisphere winter.
Hi-Rail Roller-Coaster on the 4%+ grade at 4625 m (15170 ft) above sea level. No worries, the brakes are good!
At 4758m asl (15610ft), the landscape around Ticlio looks like a war zone. It was completely devastated by mining activities.
4640 meters and still climbing (15220ft)
Between tunnel 55 and tunnel 56, FCCA 1008 is at kilometer 167.65 of the Callao-Lima-La Oroya line that climbs from sea level at km 0 and p... (more)
At 4657 meters above sea level (15279 ft) FCCA 1008 is climbing the last few miles before reaching the summit located inside the Galera tunnel (4782 m / 15689 ft). In this sector, below Ticlio, th... (more)
Climbing the grade around 4580 meters asl between the former Meiggs siding and Puente Ernesto Copello
Climbing the 4%+ grade, FCCA 1012 rounds the curve at km 167.2 between Tunnel 52 and Tunnel 53, at 4625 m above sea level (15170 ft).
Climbing the last mile to the summit tunnel at about 4750m asl (15584 ft).
Flame thrower: just a natural occurence in thin air at 4758 m (15610 ft).
Downhill train at 4625 m (15170 ft) between tunnels 52 and 53, km 167.2.
On the 4.5%+ grade, the max speed downhill with a loaded train is 15 kmh (9.3 mph), and an automatic security syst... (more)