FCCA 1011 climbs out of the mining town of Casapalca. It has just passed the Backus and Mokrill switchbacks that can be seen in the far background.
Westbound going in the direction of Lima, FCCA 1016 is climbing the East side of the Andes Range after leaving La Oroya, following the Rio Yauli (Yauli River). The train is unusually long, which r... (more)
At km 133, 3465 meters above sea level (11368 ft), FCCA 1000 climbing the mountain is about to enter Tunnel 38 whose uphill portal is right at the edge of the Puente Anche (Anche Bridge). This is ... (more)
Just above the famous Infiernillo bridge, the track was laid right where the river was previously flowing, and a tunnel was built for the river.
Downhill FCCA 1010 passes a field of cultivated cactuses. Not sure if these are grown for production of cochineal natural pigments of for prickly pears.
FCCA 1012 is ready to leave Balta uphill. It will enter the longest tunnel of the line (1375m /4511ft). The Balta tunnel - or tunnel #7 - has a horseshoe curve, and it is followed by the Sacrape h... (more)
At 4360 m above sea level (14304ft), FCCA 1012 starts tackling the last part of the 4%+ grade leading to Ticlio and the summit tunnel 420m higher (1380 ft).