A land of dust
The coastal desert at the southern end of Peru is the continuation of the Atacama desert, north of the Chile-Peru border. It is one of the driest places on Earth. In... (more)
Coming from the port of Mejillones, FCAB 1412 together with FCAB 1453 goes down from Cumbre Pass to Prat on the east side of the Atacama coastal range. The rear helpers were cut at the summit.
A train full of sulfuric acid has 4 engines for climbing the coastal range between the port of Mejillones and Cumbre pass. The 3 trucks are also carrying sulfuric acid. They go to the same acid pl... (more)
In the morning coastal mist of the Atacama desert
The sun trying to burn off early morning fog creates a surreal setting over some locomotives at SARM.
A couple of hikers take a break to watch UP's once a week Potash train enter Bootlegger Canyon with 10 car loads. The 1.5 mile trail behind the train leads to the famous Corona Arch.
On Friday the 13th, LDG51B also known as the Potash Local heads north with a pair of UP 70M's at the Corona Arch Trailhead with 30 loads for Grand Junction.
Ending the day the last rays of sun illuminate the highest hills of Salado Creek and Potrerillos Gorge, FERRONOR freight coming from Codelco foundry and copper plant in Potrerillos, negotiates a c... (more)