These two charming politicians are advertising an "Ambiente Sano" but the exhaust fume of a freight train is mischievously mocking their promise. The train is temp... (more)
at about 3000m above sea level, 1002 blasts up the 4%-grade on the historically highest railroad of the world. This bridge, back in the 1920ies, was the place of a head-on collision of two steam e... (more)
This is my favourite picture of the famous Infiernillo Bridge. Located in a deep and narrow canyon, it is indeed an impressive railroad spot. The track emerges from a... (more)
Ernesto Copello and Van Brooklyn
This bridge was formerly called Van Brooklyn. Today, it is named after Ernesto Copello, a Central Andino railroad worker now deceased. The bridge... (more)
We are in the middle of the night and railroaders are on duty in the Chosica shops. A reduced team of mechanics keeps ready in case anything is required from them.... (more)
Asleep before another day of hard work in the Andes, from left to right: GE C39-8 1014, ex NS GE C39-8 8604, GE C30M-3 1000.
Level crossing by night
In the outskirts of Chosica, a night train illuminates a level crossing as a single car waits on the "Carretera Central", a major highway.
Getting the engine ready for a night trip over the mountain
A hard trek
We are above Tamboraque, a bit after the Aruri switchback. Between Tamboraque (3007m 9864ft asl) and San Mateo (3216m 10551ft), the track climbs 209 meters (686ft) in... (more)
Railroader and Cowboy
On the Altiplano, there are some instances when the railroader becomes a cowboy. This herd of cattle had considered the main line its territory. Abundant us... (more)
In the Mantaro Valley
Coordinates of the photographer: South 11d 34m 1.50s - West 75d 52m 3.35s –3697 m / 12129 ft
Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)Locomotive: EMD GR12Location: La Oroya, PeruLocomotive #: FCCA 533Train ID: -Photo Date: September 03, 2010
FCCA 1018 is approaching the Rumichaca switchback. The lower level of the switchback is hidden in the gulch on the right of the picture.
4413 m / 14478 ft above sea level.
Trains meet on the Peruvian Altiplano
At 4120 meters above sea level (13517 ft) the FCCA 1008 with a train full of copper concentrates coming from Cerro de Pasco waits at Carhuam... (more)