Dynamic brakes whine as a long train of empty hoppers snakes downgrade past the other-worldly landscape of the Searles Valley and Trona Pinnacles.
An about 2300 ton train (lead/zinc/silver concentrates in containers) from the San Cristóbal mine in Bolivia towards the harbour of Mejillones north of Antofagasta left the border station of Ollag... (more)
Another railway line of Chile, which was partly destroyed by the heavy floods in august 2015, was the "Tocopilla" of the Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from Tocopilla to Maria Elena ... (more)
In the last sunrays a heavy sulfuric acid tank car train from the port of Mejillones is creeping up the horseshoe curve towards Cumbre pass on the FCAB. GR12U # 1405 from 1961, Clyde GL22C # 1454 ... (more)
Wide open space and an impressive 2300 ton train on 1 metre gauge, about 3850 meter a.s.l. 3 locomotives of the FCAB are pulling a loaded train (lead/zinc/silver concentrates in containers) from t... (more)
The potographer is standing in Chile, but the train is running in Bolivia, coming from the bolivian border station of Avaroa. The two sixaxle Bo'Bo'Bo' Hitachi-Mitsubishi BFA 32M with 1575 kW from... (more)
On a warm but windy afternoon with storm clouds building to the south, a long load of empties descends the thirty-or-so miles from Searles to Trona behind six of the Trona Railway's vintage EMDs.
An extra Potash local makes an unusual late afternoon appearance as it exits Bootlegger Canyon heading to the Potash Mine which is located at the end of the Cane Creek Branch. Corona Arch is seen ... (more)
UP's "Potash Local" attacks the grade into Bootlegger Canyon after finishing its work at Intrepid Potash.
The California Zephyr heads though some wild and desolate terrain without many signs of life. This scenic area is strikingly beautiful.
The California Zephyr rolls through the barren and stark, yet beautiful countryside of scenic Utah.