4.5 % at 4500 m15000 feet above sea level
A red engine travels in an incredibly red landscape high in the Andes.
About 4550 m / 15000 feet above sea level, and still climbing !
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!
FCCA's 1001 is making its way down from the pass (still at about 4500 m).
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)
1001 is close to the summit now at about 4710 m a.s.l.
The grade is as steep as in the mountain even where the Lima - Galera - la Oroya main line crosses the mining city of Casapalca.
must be fun to ride this "mosquito" but quite fresh in the high mountain thin air ...
1001 and her train snaking alongside the valley and climbing towards Casapalca
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)
4680 m above sea level (15354 ft).
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.
The train is stopped in the middle of the mining town of Casapalca while miners get back home. The grade is 4.3% here.