An EMD export GA8 waits inside the port area between assignments. It had pulled a string of cathode cards to the port about an hour earlier and would take back some empty flats about an hour later... (more)
An EMD export GA8 leaves the Port of Antofagasta with a string of empty flat cars (used to transport copper cathodes).
A train of sulfuric acid and empty flats (for cathodes) climbs between Sergio Galvan and Cumbre in the Atacama Desert.
Besides the world-famous Cumbre Loops, there are another set of inverse horseshoe curves farther east in the Cumbre Pass. Here we see a train of copper cathodes and empty sulfuric acid tanks headi... (more)
A water tower and abandoned station belie that fact that these tracks are still amazingly active and busy on the FCAB main between Calama and Antofagasta.
The sun sets over FCAB crossbucks in the middle of the Atacama Desert in Chile.
A train of empty sulfuric acid trains passes through the ruins in Salinas Chile. This was once the town that supported a nitrate (saltpeter) mine. Everything was just left for probably a hundred y... (more)
FCAB zinc concentrate train climbs the hill above the salt flats in the very last light of the day.
FCAB zinc concentrate train moves at about five miles an hour over the causeway through Salar San Martin.
FCAB train to Bolivia passing through the salt flats and volcanoes of the Chilean/Bolivian frontier.
Empty boxcars for mineral concentrate in Bolivia near Route 21 with the volcanoes of San Pablo and San Pedro behind them.
Empty boxcars for mineral concentrate in Bolivia pass the twin volcanoes of San Pablo and San Pedro in Chile.