Crossing the Rio Mantaro on the way from La Oroya to Cerro de Pasco
The Ernesto Copello bridge is located at km 166.3 between Chinchan and Ticlio at 4592 meters above sea level (15066 ft). It is a small bridge, 50 meters long. But this is a spectacular high mounta... (more)
Passing the Viso bridges, heading for the high mountains in the Andes Range
Climbing the grade around 4580 meters asl between the former Meiggs siding and Puente Ernesto Copello
Upgrade train at Km 148 between Saltucana and Tunnel 49, altitude 3978 meters. The roof of freight cars travelling on a downgrade train can be seen in the ravine on the right.
Climbing the 4%+ grade, FCCA 1012 rounds the curve at km 167.2 between Tunnel 52 and Tunnel 53, at 4625 m above sea level (15170 ft).
The major "Central" highway ("Carretera Central") shares the narrow Rimac River valley with the Central Andean Raiway (Ferrocarril Central Andino) such as this spot where the t... (more)