Do you feel the grade ?
Climbing the Andes, on the second highest line in the World (the highest one is in Tibet).
A view of the same location from above – click here - will show you why the grade looks - and is indeed - so steep.
The grade is as steep as in the mountain even where the Lima - Galera - la Oroya main line crosses the mining city of Casapalca.
At km 81.2, the "La Esperanza" Tunnel is the 3rd largest on the Central Andino Railway with a length of 777.1 m.
out of the tunnel - over the bridge - into another tunnel .... and all this with towering mountains, nearly vertical walls of stone and a very narrow passage for rail and road - this is transport ... (more)
The vertiginous cliffs of the Andes barely leave enough space for a standard gauge train. This picture illustrates well what the incredible builder - and adventurer - Henry Meiggs said to one of h... (more)
On the bridge
Located at kilometer 84, Puente Carrion is the biggest bridge of the line. It was built in 1937 by the Cleveland Bridge Company. It is 218 m / 715 ft long and 80m /... (more)
Climbing the Andes above San Bartolome
Coordinates of the train: South 11d 54m 23.7s – West 76d 31m 4.6s
Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)Locomotive: GE C30M-3Location: San Bartolome, PeruLocomotive #: FCCA 1010Train ID: -Photo Date: September 05, 2010