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Peru - FCCA Ferrocaril Central del Peru
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Photo ID: 708907

Busy summit

At the historical railroad summit of the world - altitude 4681 m (15686 ft) -, all tracks are full of trains while a small incident that closed the line for some hours ... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 23, 2019


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Added: Sep 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 708846

At km 129, the canyon becomes narrow. The next tunnel uphill is the #34 whose exit is dug in the face of a vertical cliff, right in front of the famous "Puente Infiernillo" bridge.

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 03, 2019

Screener's Choice

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Photo ID: 708845

Arapa - 4043 m asl (13264 ft) - is not the most welcoming place under a gloomy winter sky at night fall.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Yauli, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1018
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 22, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 03, 2019

Views: 3,103
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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: 2,719
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Photo ID: 708795

7800 HP power shunting in thin air at 4781 m asl (15686 ft)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Yauli, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1018
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 23, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 03, 2019

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Photo ID: 708789

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: San Bartolome, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1010
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 19, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 03, 2019

Views: 2,609
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Photo ID: 708701

Reaching 4000 meters

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 02, 2019

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Photo ID: 708698

Mountain climber

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)

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


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Added: Sep 02, 2019

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Photo ID: 708639

At 4400m / 14400 ft asl, this westbound train coming down from the summit of the line travels under a gigantic pile of mining waste.

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: Sep 02, 2019

Views: 2,675
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Photo ID: 708634

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


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Added: Sep 02, 2019

Views: 2,327
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Photo ID: 708598

Tunnel 33 uphill exit: Km 129.91, Alt. 3313m (10870 ft)

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2019

Views: 1,989
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 708597

At 3567 m (11703 ft) above sea level, less oxygen in the air means that the fuel does not properly burn in the prime mover. A flame may burst out of the exhaust stack when accelerating at low spee... (more)

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2019

Views: 5,254
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Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 708554

Climbing the Andes Cordillera, this train has passsed the Tamboraque and Aruri switchbacks, around km123, at about 3100 m asl (10170 ft). The track that can be seen below the nose of the engine ha... (more)

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2019

Views: 2,349
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Photo ID: 708537

There are few horseshoe curves on the FCCA as the usual way to gain height is by way of switchbacks. Here is the Sacrape horseshoe curve above Balta, near the small community of San Jeronimo de Su... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: San Jeronimo De Surco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1010
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 19, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 708500

Out of Tunnel 34, onto Infiernillo bridge, right before entering tunnel 35...

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


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 31, 2019

Views: 2,101
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11
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