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.
The upper level of the only (double) switchback on the Oroya to Cerro de Pasco line
This SGR 592 NB across the Caloosahatchee River Draw on the way to the Arcadia Yard.
ˇ Independencia !
Fought on August 6 1824 in the highlands of the Junín Region, the battle of Junin was a turning point in the Peruvian war for independence between the Spanish r... (more)
Setting the brakes on a rake of brand new sulfuric acid tankers at night, they meet with supervisor John Lopez and talk about their next moves.
The FCCA 1012 was modified so as to work partly on natural gas and partly on fuel. The green car behind the engine is a "gas tender". It contains bottles of compresse... (more)
A westbound drag of empty coal hoppers has just popped back into daylight at the twin Montgomery Tunnels on Christiansburg Mountain.
Lost in translation
The Norfolk Southern GE Dash8-39C #8209 has already appeared 3 times in Railpictures.net:
- In September 2003 in Arabi, GA, USA Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)Location: Callao, PeruLocomotive #: NS 8209Train ID: -Photo Date: March 28, 2011
Life goes on as usual in the outskirst of Lima as a train passes by, starting its journey toward the towering heights of the Andes.