2 trains meet at a siding like anywhere else in the world except we are at 4781 meters above sea level (15686 ft). FCCA 1011 has just crossed the summit tunnel, thus pa... (more)
Downhill (westbound) FCCA 1011 is seen through the 161m long tunnel #57 and a curtain of snow very high in the Andes (4648m asl / 15250ft) in southern hemisphere winter.
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)