Downhill train passing the spectacular Chaupichaca Bridge where the grade is about 4% - 4.2%
Downhill train between Casapalca and Tunnel 51 at km 150, 4040 m asl / 13255 ft.
At 4758m asl (15610ft), the landscape around Ticlio looks like a war zone. It was completely devastated by mining activities.
The Infiernillo Canyon
The picture shows the entire area at and below the famous Infiernillo Bridge. At this point, the Rio Rimac Valley (Rimac River) becomes very narrow between s... (more)
FCCA 1011 climbs out of the mining town of Casapalca. It has just passed the Backus and Mokrill switchbacks that can be seen in the far background.
FCCA 1011 is nearing the Infiernillo bridge. One more tunnel (Tunnel 34) and it will pass the famous bridge.
For a view of the same site (tunnel 33 exit) from track level, see more)
A la Oroya to Cerro de Pasco freight passes a wall painted with the name of a candidate to a local electoral campaing
The Viso double switchback is more spectacular viewed from the top level (called Viso Arriba) than from below - see picture 365752... (more)
A dangerous rock!
Anywhere in the world, the community of railroaders is a brotherhood. And this fellowship tightens even more at night or under harsh winter weather, when the work g... (more)
In the old Chosica maintenance shop, FCCA employees pay careful attention to one of their favorite mountain climbers before it goes up the Andes again, under the watch... (more)