While shunting cars at the Galera summit yard (4781 m / 15686 ft), the engines often need to pull into the summit tunnel, which quickly fills with the exhaust fumes, abundant at such a high altitu... (more)
A few dozens meters away from the switchback turnout, the track gradients quickly diverge. This line has grades up to 4.7%. On the left of the picture between the trees, there is a train on the Ch... (more)
The track on the left after the turnout is the main line. It literally dives into a 4.5% gradient.
Downhill train at 4625 m (15170 ft) between tunnels 52 and 53, km 167.2.
On the 4.5%+ grade, the max speed downhill with a loaded train is 15 kmh (9.3 mph), and an automatic security syst... (more)
Approaching the Chinchan siding
At 4400m / 14400 ft asl, this westbound train coming down from the summit of the line travels under a gigantic pile of mining waste.
The Central Andino Railroad in Peru is not any more the highest railroad on Earth since China built a line in Tibet. But it is still the most spectacular. A standard ... (more)