The chief mechanical engineer stands at the front of the locomotive while it's thundering through the tunnel "Presidente Balta". The sound of the engine in the long tunnels is incredible. Everythi... (more)
Cab view from no. 1023 to the end of a tunnel near San Bartolome
In Matucana they change locos. After #1023 went to the depot two railway employees nursed around the engine and replaced the used sand.
Master of the gradient: a loco driver of the FCCA at the top speed of 25 km/h (15.5 mph).
4.5 % at 4500 m15000 feet above sea level
A red engine travels in an incredibly red landscape high in the Andes.
About 4550 m / 15000 feet above sea level, and still climbing !
Do you feel the grade ?
Repairing freight cars