A few dozens meters away from the switchback turnout, the track gradients quickly diverge. This line has grades up to 4.7%. On the left of the picture between the trees, there is a train on the Ch... (more)
The track on the left after the turnout is the main line. It literally dives into a 4.5% gradient.
A short relaxing break at the Chicla switchback. Altitude: 3734 m asl (12251 ft).
Paquita was built in the 1930's at the railroad's own Guadalupe shops near Lima. It is still in operation today. It was named Paquita to honor the wife of the then Peruvian President Oscar Benavid... (more)
Uphill train passing the massive Carrion Bridge
Manual sanding with wasted sand left on the tracks