An old 70 tonner with a home-made MoW car.
This unit was built in 1954 for the National Chilean Railroad (EFE). It still carries its ex-EFE road number Dt-6021.
This GT26CW-2B unit was built in May 1986 by Villares in Brazil for ENAFER in Peru (was ENAFER #703). Sabotaged by a "Sendero Luminoso" terrorist attack then rebuilt by Tracfer Argentina... (more)
A siding in the desert at dusk on the heaviest railroad operation in northern Chile. Notice how strong the rail is.
A rail flaw detection vehicle is ready for an inspection trip in Limoges under a summer rain. It can ride and inspect at 120 km/h (74.6 mph).
Busy tracks in North Chile
There are few locations in the Atacama Desert where tracks are that busy and intensively used. Apart from this place, I can think of Antofagasta on the FCAB,... (more)
Sunset on the high Atacama Desert with a sulfuric acid tank train going to the Zaldivar and Escondida copper mines. The third unit carries the old orange FCAB paint scheme.
On the Bolivia - Ollague - Calama FCAB main line between the Carcote salt flats and the Ascotán salt flats, the train climbs to a mountain pass and then dives into the Ascotán basin. Viewed from t... (more)
A beautiful salarHere is another rendition of a now famous location, the Carcote salt flats, with an empty ore train going to Bolivia. The volcano in the background is the Cerro Che... (more)
Andean iciclesIn the Andes and at 3700 m above sea level, the nights are freezing cold. Don't be fooled by the sunny pictures and lack of snow: it is high desert, there is little ra... (more)