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 flats) on... (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)
With the Salar de Ascotan in the background and volcanoes in the distance, a 3000 metric tons train full of ore concentrates from Bolivia is on its way toward the port of Mejillones on the Pacific... (more)
The landscape was so different and so beautiful that I was shooting pictures like crazy, filling the memory cards at a speed that I had never reached before. So now comes the most difficult part: ... (more)