FCCA 1012 with a loaded train of minerals downhill towards Lima
Anywhere in the world, the community of railroaders is a brotherhood. And this fellowship tightens even more at night or under harsh winter weather, when the work g... (more)
In the old Chosica maintenance shop, FCCA employees pay careful attention to one of their favorite mountain climbers before it goes up the Andes again, under the watch... (more)
Shunting cars in the yard at night
The FCCA 1011, a GE C30M-3, waits for a train arriving from the towering heights of the Andes hauled by FCCA 1015, a GE Dash8-39C, to clear the track for proceeding on the main line.
Nothing like a good chat at the (turn)table
Oops, we’ve got a little problem
The Gadalupe shops near Callao are closed and demolished. A brand new locomotive shop is being built in Chosica. Servicing engines during the tra... (more)
The Gadalupe shops near Callao are closed and demolished. A brand new locomotive shop is being built in Chosica. Servicing engines during the transition period is a bit tricky. The turntable remai... (more)
Going backwards to get the engine coupled with cars the engineer has the throttle set at notch 1.
Nikon D3S + AF Nikkor 20mm 2.8 ISO 51200 – 1:160 s f... (more)
We are in the middle of the night and railroaders are on duty in the Chosica shops. A reduced team of mechanics keeps ready in case anything is required from them.... (more)
Asleep before another day of hard work in the Andes, from left to right: GE C39-8 1014, ex NS GE C39-8 8604, GE C30M-3 1000.
Level crossing by night
In the outskirts of Chosica, a night train illuminates a level crossing as a single car waits on the "Carretera Central", a major highway.
Getting the engine ready for a night trip over the mountain
Dinner is ready to be served on board Paquita. Built locally in the 1930's by the railroad shops, Paquita is a luxurious rolling hotel. It is meticulously maintained by... (more)
The Conrail logo lives again in the Andes
Some FCCA engines bear the Conrail logo albeit in the yellow FCCA colors. I'd be happy if some RPNer would know what links Conrail wit... (more)