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Photo ID: 486172

This locomotive was modified to burn a mix of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and/or standard diesel fuel oil so as to perform better at high altitude in the absence of enough oxygen. The picture show... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: San Bartolome, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 29, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jun 18, 2014

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Photo ID: 486147

Both trains are going down the slope, i.e. they are coming from La Oroya and they are going to Lima. The train on the lower level, with FCCA 1009 is moving backward, going away from the photograph... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Matucana, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1009
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 03, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jun 18, 2014

Views: 2,716
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 486055

The Viso double switchback is more spectacular viewed from the top level (called Viso Arriba) than from below - see picture 365752... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Matucana, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: March 30, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jun 17, 2014

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 3

Views: 16,355
Comments: 10

Favorited: 89

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Photo ID: 467296

A switchman is jumping off the (moving) lead engine as the train approaches the switchback between San Mateo and Rio Blanco.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: San Mateo, Peru
Locomotive #: 1009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 14, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 23, 2014

Views: 1,591
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Photo ID: 467088

1009 and 1008 are on their way to Rio Blanco, closely following the Carretera Central in this section.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: San Mateo, Peru
Locomotive #: 1009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 14, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 21, 2014

Views: 1,342
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Photo ID: 466990

1001 will reach Casapalca in a few minutes. Down in the valley you can see the Carretera Central. Also note that even though we are at close to 4000 meters asl, there are still trees growing here!

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: 1001
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 13, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 20, 2014

Views: 1,316
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Photo ID: 466989

701 has just passed the curves and loops through the cactus fields (very nasty, I can tell you) around the town of San Bartolomé, which you can see in the background. The train will shortly reach ... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: EMD JT26CW-2B
Location: Chosica, Peru
Locomotive #: 701
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 20, 2014

Views: 1,071
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 466788

A lucky shot - the sun had reached the bottom of the valley only a few minutes earlier. 1003 is crossing the Carretera Central twice over this steel bridge just before arriving at Rio Blanco.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: San Mateo, Peru
Locomotive #: 1003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 17, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 19, 2014

Views: 3,369
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Photo ID: 466787

Because San Bartolomé is a switchback without counterpart, trains have to be re-arranged before they can proceed to Lima. After an epic one-hour shunting operation 701 is finally being coupled to ... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: EMD JT26CW-2B
Location: Chosica, Peru
Locomotive #: 701
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 19, 2014

Views: 3,740
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Photo ID: 466648

FCCA no. 1008 and 1009 cross a bridge between San Mateo and Rio Blanco. The steel bridge underneath is an old road bridge.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: San Mateo, Peru
Locomotive #: 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 18, 2014

Photo of the Week

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Photo ID: 466645

FCCA no. 1008 and 1009 climbing a switchback between Matucana and Tamboraque

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Matucana, Peru
Locomotive #: 1008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 15, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Jan 18, 2014

Views: 1,192
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 465961

Steel, Smoke, and Dust

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Callao, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 533
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 12, 2014

Views: 1,902
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 465785

Shunting cars in a dusty yard

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Callao, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 533
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 10, 2014

Views: 2,478
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 454163

Since San Bartolomé is a "switchback" with no counterpart, locomotives need to be run around the trains (and turned on the turntable) before proceeding. And since they've already taken the train a... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: EMD JT26CW-2B
Location: Chosica, Peru
Locomotive #: 701
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Oct 06, 2013

Views: 5,349
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Photo ID: 453879

FCCA's lower sections (well, close to 2000 m in this case) are still quite spectacular.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: EMD JT26CW-2B
Location: Chosica, Peru
Locomotive #: 701
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 2013


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By: David Gubler

Added: Oct 04, 2013

Views: 1,764
Comments: 1

Favorited: 21

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