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Photo ID: 720524

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)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 31, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 720330

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)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 21, 2019

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Photo ID: 720183

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.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 20, 2019

Views: 1,902
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 718906

Hi-Rail Roller-Coaster on the 4%+ grade at 4625 m (15170 ft) above sea level. No worries, the brakes are good!

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: Toyota Hi-Rail
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 21, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 06, 2019

Views: 3,507
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 718389

At 4758m asl (15610ft), the landscape around Ticlio looks like a war zone. It was completely devastated by mining activities.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 718385

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)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 718297

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)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 30, 2019

Views: 3,245
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 713366

Climbing the grade around 4580 meters asl between the former Meiggs siding and Puente Ernesto Copello

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 18, 2019

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Photo ID: 713116

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).

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 15, 2019

Views: 3,204
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Photo ID: 711898

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1029
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 21, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 04, 2019

Views: 3,457
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Favorited: 21


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Photo ID: 711599

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1026
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 01, 2019

Views: 2,931
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 709780

Climbing the last mile to the summit tunnel at about 4750m asl (15584 ft).

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Ticlio, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1026
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 13, 2019

Views: 2,498
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Photo ID: 709437

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1029
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 23, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 09, 2019

Views: 2,730
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 708972

Flame thrower: just a natural occurence in thin air at 4758 m (15610 ft).

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Ticlio, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 05, 2019

Views: 5,412
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Photo ID: 708810

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)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1029
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 23, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 03, 2019

Views: 3,387
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16

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