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Photo ID: 342637

In the high desert at dawn

You can see a curve of the line in the upper right corner of the picture. This curve is located 5.5km farther (3.5 miles). The closest siding is "Desvi... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Ilo, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 60
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 11, 2010


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Added: Oct 24, 2010

Views: 5,854
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Photo ID: 342445

Scandalous and delightful

A 1936-built Sentinel railcar ensures the international passenger service between the Peruvian city of Tacna and the Chilean port of Arica. This standar... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarril Tacna-Arica
Locomotive: Sentinel railcar
Location: Tacna, Peru
Locomotive #: FCTA 261
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 11, 2010


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Added: Oct 22, 2010

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Photo ID: 342304

Downward!

A lone GR12 retains a train of loaded sulfuric acid tank cars and empty copper ore concentrate hoppers.

Coordinates of this picture: South 26d 23m 49.33s We... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Montandon, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 412
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 14, 2010


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Added: Oct 21, 2010

Views: 11,104
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Photo ID: 342174

Downward!

That train has 23 tank cars full of sulfuric acid. That is a very heavy train considering the grade, and it goes down slowly. I saw it stopping twice, probably for cool... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2010


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Added: Oct 20, 2010

Views: 4,891
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Photo ID: 341540

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 401
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 12, 2010


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Added: Oct 16, 2010

Views: 3,809
Comments: 3

Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 341259

The desolate silence is temporarily interupted by the whine of dynamic brakes, as three EMDs bring a cut of empty covered hoppers back from the Union Pacific interchange at Searles. The geologic ... (more)

Railroad: Trona Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40T-2
Location: Trona, California, USA
Locomotive #: TRC 2005
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: September 09, 2009


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By: Darren Megowan

Added: Oct 13, 2010

Views: 5,804
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Photo ID: 340527

Dust !

Coming from Bolivia, the FCAB train 1250 is at km 391 of the Antofagasta-Calama-Ollague line. It has just passed the station of Cebollar (km 393). The rough and dusty ro... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD GL26C-2
Location: Cebollar, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 2007
Train ID: 1250
Photo Date: August 18, 2010


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Added: Oct 08, 2010

Views: 4,115
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Photo ID: 340434

Desperate

Men have called this place Desesperado, desperate in English, and we can see why. But the maquinistas (engineers) on this train, though heavy it is, are not desperate... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12U
Location: Desesperado, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1412
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 17, 2010


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Added: Oct 07, 2010

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Photo ID: 339699

A world of dust

In late afternoon, a train of sulfuric acid tank cars coming from Chanaral is going to Llanta. It has just passed the city of Diego de Almagro.

Sou... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 401
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 12, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 02, 2010

Views: 3,476
Comments: 1

Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 339613

Sunset in the mountain

The afternoon train climbing to Cuajone is about to enter the shadow of the setting sun. The 2 trains going up to the mines end up their journey at night... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD GP40-3
Location: Toquepala, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 35
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 09, 2010


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Added: Oct 01, 2010

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Photo ID: 339477

Desert railroading Peruvian style

This is just one among thousands of spectacular locations on the Ilo-Toquepala. Here are some words that best describe:
- The landscape: ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD GP40-3
Location: Toquepala, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 35
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 09, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 30, 2010

Views: 5,261
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 339475

Desert railroading Peruvian style

This is just one among thousands of spectacular locations on the Ilo-Toquepala. Here are some words that best describe... :
- The landsca... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD GP40-3
Location: Toquepala, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 35
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 09, 2010


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Added: Sep 30, 2010

Views: 3,444
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 338436

From shadow to light

Amidst a sea of curves, the first of 2 morning trains is lit for the first time by the Sun.

GPS (location of the photographer): South 17, 23.... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Toquepala, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 60
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 14, 2010


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Added: Sep 20, 2010

Views: 7,540
Comments: 8

Favorited: 36
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Photo ID: 338209

Andean morning glint

Ilo, km17 - Alarm clock 03:30
In the car 04:00
Out of Ilo 04:15
Paved road, then dirt road at night
Arrival at km119 05:30
First ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Toquepala, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 61
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 14, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 18, 2010

Views: 5,103
Comments: 7

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 337571

First light of the day in the Andes mountains above Ilo. This train is coming from the mines. It left the mines at 3:00 am. Unfortunately the highest section of the line only sees traffic at night... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Ilo, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 60
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 11, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 12, 2010

Views: 12,117
Comments: 5

Favorited: 25
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