At km 81.2, the "La Esperanza" Tunnel is the 3rd largest on the Central Andino Railway with a length of 777.1 m.
above San Bartolome
the last sunray is for FCCA 1012 ...
The toy gun in front of the driver is just a handle for blowing the horn.
The FCCA 1012 was modified so as to work partly on natural gas and partly on fuel. The green car behind the engine is a "gas tender". It contains bottles of compresse... (more)
FCCA 1009 is shunting the passenger car "Paquita"
On the bridge
Located at kilometer 84, Puente Carrion is the biggest bridge of the line. It was built in 1937 by the Cleveland Bridge Company. It is 218 m / 715 ft long and 80m /... (more)
Climbing the Andes above San Bartolome
Coordinates of the train: South 11d 54m 23.7s – West 76d 31m 4.6s
Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)Locomotive: GE C30M-3Location: San Bartolome, PeruLocomotive #: FCCA 1010Train ID: -Photo Date: September 05, 2010
Not a railroad related caption
At San Bartolome, the Central crosses an area cultivated with cactuses. These cactuses do not produce the barbary fig (prickly pear). Instead they ... (more)
A South American Tehachapi
The most spectacular section of the Andean line from Lima to La Oroya starts at the San Bartolome station (located in Tornamesa, which means "turntable... (more)
The 1011 often displayed a spectacular exhaust smoke with flames.