Cruising the salar
All these pictures of the FCAB Calama-Ollague line may look a bit similar to most people who have not visited it. I can also understand that seeing all these pictures on RPN may be a bit boring. H... (more)
A mixture of natural and industrial beauty
Flamingos and the Railroad: In the middle range of the Andes, 4000 meters above sea level, this train of the railway company FCAB through the huge and impressive "Salar de Ascotan" (Salt fl... (more)
FCAB Antofagasta train at full power - faster and with a demonic roar, with silver pots San Cristobal Mine in Bolivia, toward the border town of Ollagüe, across the great Ascotan salt lake.
The three FCAB units Clyde GL26C-2 2005, Clyde GL26C-2 2010 and EMD GR12 2402 are catching the last rays of sunshine as they pull their somewhere around 2000 tonnes train uphill towards Ascotan su... (more)
GR 12 # 2402 and GL26C-2 # 2005 and 2010 started the ascent from the Salar de Ascotan to the hill before reaching Salar de Carcote. Trainload from Mejillones to Ollagüe (-San Cristóbal mine) was 5... (more)
El salar, el volcano y el tren
A train of ore concentrates weighting about 3000 tons (metric) and coming from the Bolivian mine of San Cristobal crosses the “Salar de Ascotan” be... (more)
A 3000 metric tons train full of lead and zinc ore concentrates from Bolivia is on its way toward the port of Mejillones on the Pacific Coast.
Coordinates of this picture:
South 21d 4... (more)