before departure, the engineer and the "safety-man" have a chat. These safety-men ride on one of the last cars of each train to ensure braking possibility if the train should tear apart.
Andean Explorer begun your trip to Cuzco.
the last sunray is for FCCA 1012 ...
Inside the car shop section of the now defunct Guadalupe shops. This area is now part of the port of Lima.
It is really an "empty" place in this northernmost part of the Atacama desert - you feel sort of being "lost in the nowhere"
SPCC 32 & 61 pass an interesting message -> we would say : Jesus loves you ! <- made from stones on the flank of the mountain
Anywhere in the world, the community of railroaders is a brotherhood. And this fellowship tightens even more at night or under harsh winter weather, when the work g... (more)
It's the early afternoon as SPCC 32 & 61 roar past this farmhouse out of use for decades already and slowly collapsing.
SPCC 61 has nearly reached Ilo, as the gradient of the tracks gets a bit smoother.
In the old Chosica maintenance shop, FCCA employees pay careful attention to one of their favorite mountain climbers before it goes up the Andes again, under the watch... (more)
Shunting cars in the yard at night
This roundhouse has disappeared when the Guadalupe shops were demolished, a few months after this picture was taken. The state in which it is shown on the picture reflects the lack of maintenance ... (more)
The FCCA 1011, a GE C30M-3, waits for a train arriving from the towering heights of the Andes hauled by FCCA 1015, a GE Dash8-39C, to clear the track for proceeding on the main line.
A sea of sand - the loneliness and vastness is breathtaking. Thanks to the red engines, there is at least a little colour ...
An anormeous advertisement of a mobile phone company is ondisplay on the flank of the hill ( "I am clear - how about you ?" ) above the loaded train of the SPCC