RailPictures.Net Photo: FCAB 1415 FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia) GMD NF210 at Between Desesperado and Cumbre, Chile by Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia) (more..)
GMD NF210 (more..)
Pampa - Prat line (more..)
Between Desesperado and Cumbre, Chile (more..)
August 17, 2010
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FCAB 1415 (more..)
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Jean-Marc Frybourg (more..)
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Tanks and flats

The traffic never ends between the ports of Mejillones and Antofagasta and the mines in the Atacama Desert. Copper industry requires its daily flow of sulfuric acid tank cars and empty flat cars that will carry the copper plates back to the Pacific shores. On the FCAB, the old but well maintained ex-Newfoundland engines are often in charge of these trains. The hardest part of the job is about climbing Cumbre Pass between Mejillones and Prat.

Coordinates of the photographer: South 23d 26m 41.21s - West 70d 17m 46.80s 915 m / 3002 ft Click here to see this location on Google Maps.
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