The last Alco
The last Alco in operation on the Ferrocarril Central Andino works at Cerro de Pasco where it shunts cars between the copper mine and the FCCA yard. It is operated ... (more)
The tunnel on the left was built for the torrent. Before the line was built, the water used to flow where the track lies today.
At 4682 m / 159689 ft above sea level, a General Electric C30M-3 (rebuilt in Brazil) emerges from the summit tunnel of the Central Andino Railroad, the highest... (more)
at about 3000m above sea level, 1002 blasts up the 4%-grade on the historically highest railroad of the world. This bridge, back in the 1920ies, was the place of a head-on collision of two steam e... (more)
This is my favourite picture of the famous Infiernillo Bridge. Located in a deep and narrow canyon, it is indeed an impressive railroad spot. The track emerges from a... (more)
Ernesto Copello and Van Brooklyn
This bridge was formerly called Van Brooklyn. Today, it is named after Ernesto Copello, a Central Andino railroad worker now deceased. The bridge... (more)
A hard trek
We are above Tamboraque, a bit after the Aruri switchback. Between Tamboraque (3007m 9864ft asl) and San Mateo (3216m 10551ft), the track climbs 209 meters (686ft) in... (more)
FCCA 1018 is approaching the Rumichaca switchback. The lower level of the switchback is hidden in the gulch on the right of the picture.
4413 m / 14478 ft above sea level.
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)