At 4737 meters above sea level (15509 ft), FCCA 1212 is shoving on the rear of its train. It is climbing backward the last dozen meters before reaching the summit of the line - 4782 m asl in the s... (more)
FCCA 1012 is ready to leave Balta uphill. It will enter the longest tunnel of the line (1375m /4511ft). The Balta tunnel - or tunnel #7 - has a horseshoe curve, and it is followed by the Sacrape h... (more)
At 4360 m above sea level (14304ft), FCCA 1012 starts tackling the last part of the 4%+ grade leading to Ticlio and the summit tunnel 420m higher (1380 ft).
2 dogsTwo dogs stand guard in front of a big GE staying for the night on a service track while undergoing some light maintenance.
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)
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)
The Ernesto Copello bridge is located at km 166.3 between Chinchan and Ticlio at 4592 meters above sea level (15066 ft). This small bridge - 50 meters long - is located on a spectacular high mount... (more)