Crusin' the Andes
This westbound loaded train fights the difficult grades of the Andes, approaching the Galera summit amidst towering mountains of 6000m / 20,000 ft height.
4780 m above sea level - 15680 ft
A westbound loaded train slowly reaches the summit of the Andes. At such heights, the power of the engines is reduced. The Galera summit station... (more)
PNR power rests in the yard at Lansdale. PNR SD40-2 #5577 ex-CP and C39-8 #2211 face north.
PNR has replaced CSX as operator of the Lansdale Cluster. Number 8212 is one of two operating C39-8's in the US.
Nothing like a good chat at the (turn)table
Oops, we’ve got a little problem
The Gadalupe shops near Callao are closed and demolished. A brand new locomotive shop is being built in Chosica. Servicing engines during the tra... (more)
The Gadalupe shops near Callao are closed and demolished. A brand new locomotive shop is being built in Chosica. Servicing engines during the transition period is a bit tricky. The turntable remai... (more)
Travelling in the suburbs of Lima is a dangerous exercise for all vehicles, including trains, and there are many incidents. Fortunately they are not serious. On some s... (more)
Back and forth
This is the double switchback called Zig-zag Abajo and Zig-Zag Arriba. Abajo means down or below, and Arriba means up or above. These switchbacks are the only ones... (more)
The vertiginous "Puente Challape" viewed from another angle (For other views, see pictures 310105, Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)Location: Matucana, PeruLocomotive #: FCCA 1014Train ID: -Photo Date: April 03, 2011
A coal train heads south with a C39-8 in command, followed by a GP38 and C40-8.