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Photo ID: 614064

4.5 % at 4500 m

15000 feet above sea level

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 22, 2017

Views: 3,528
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Photo ID: 601178

Red

A red engine travels in an incredibly red landscape high in the Andes.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 31, 2016

Views: 3,101
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Photo ID: 601169

About 4550 m / 15000 feet above sea level, and still climbing !

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 31, 2016

Views: 3,252
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 595794

Railroad: Ferrocarril Huancayo Huancavelica
Locomotive: GE C39-8P
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: 1030
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 13, 2016


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By: Darío Saidman

Added: Nov 11, 2016

Views: 1,590
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Photo ID: 466990

1001 will reach Casapalca in a few minutes. Down in the valley you can see the Carretera Central. Also note that even though we are at close to 4000 meters asl, there are still trees growing here!

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: 1001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 13, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 20, 2014

Views: 2,851
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Photo ID: 453876

FCCA's 1001 is making its way down from the pass (still at about 4500 m).

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: 1001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 13, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Oct 04, 2013

Views: 3,480
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Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 453639

This FCCA train has just left the switchbacks of Casapalca and is now headed for Chinchan.

In addition to the pain in the head (due to the altitude if you didn't have time to acclim... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Oct 02, 2013

Views: 3,807
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Photo ID: 446372

1001 is close to the summit now at about 4710 m a.s.l.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: 1001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 13, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Aug 07, 2013

Views: 3,710
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Photo ID: 416164

The grade is as steep as in the mountain even where the Lima - Galera - la Oroya main line crosses the mining city of Casapalca.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1010
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 07, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 26, 2012

Views: 6,098
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Photo ID: 390426

must be fun to ride this "mosquito" but quite fresh in the high mountain thin air ...

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: ??
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: 338
Train ID: MOW
Photo Date: September 09, 2011


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By: Rupprecht vG

Added: Feb 24, 2012

Views: 2,290
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Favorited: 6


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Photo ID: 379442

1001 and her train snaking alongside the valley and climbing towards Casapalca

Railroad: Ferrocarril Central del Peru
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: freight
Photo Date: September 09, 2011


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By: Rupprecht vG

Added: Oct 30, 2011

Views: 3,370
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Photo ID: 371092

Tunnel 54

On the Central Andino, at 4650 m above sea level (15256 ft), a series of tunnels in a spectacular area allows the line to cross rocky outcrops and promontories on the s... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 31, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 06, 2011

Views: 5,247
Comments: 3

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 362582

4680 m above sea level (15354 ft).

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 31, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 06, 2011

Views: 6,209
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 355470

Crossing several short tunnels in the high mountains of the Andes range, this train passes a series of curtains from darkness to daylight and snowfall.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 25, 2011

Views: 3,809
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 355457

The train is stopped in the middle of the mining town of Casapalca while miners get back home. The grade is 4.3% here.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 25, 2011

Views: 4,985
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4
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