A view of the same location from above – click here - will show you why the grade looks - and is indeed - so steep.
The grade is as steep as in the mountain even where the Lima - Galera - la Oroya main line crosses the mining city of Casapalca.
FCCA 1000 smokes it up as it pulls hard past the station at Tamboraque. Once the rear clears the switch the train will shove up hill navigating one of the many zig-zag's used to reach the summit a... (more)
FCCA 1012 with a loaded train of minerals downhill towards Lima
General Electric C30-7 1008 manipulate in Galera station, 4781m high
A dangerous rock!
must be fun to ride this "mosquito" but quite fresh in the high mountain thin air ...