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).
The Ernesto Copello bridge is located at km 166.3 between Chinchan and Ticlio at 4592 meters above sea level (15066 ft). It is a small bridge, 50 meters long. But this is a spectacular high mounta... (more)
In Galera, the Andean summit of the FCCA line, a strong and cold wind blows on the Peruvian flag while an ageing GE (built in Brazil) poses for a postcard shot.
This train is coming from La Oroya. It has just passed the double switchbacks Zig-Zag Abajo and Zig-Zag Arriba that can be seen on the right of the picture and resumes its journey to Cerro de Pasc... (more)
Peruvian altiplano landscape near Junin (4107 m / 13474 ft asl).