Deep in the heart of the Sacred Valley the newest locomotive to the Peru Rail 3 foot gauge is #500 (2nd) hauling a string of coaches through the town of Piskacuchu, or as the tourist know it as KM... (more)
Train at the top of the world! A stop at the 14,200 ft La Raya pass which is the highest point of the Puno-Cuzco line. The baggage car behind the ancient locomotive contains a large caterpillar ... (more)
The engineer inspects engine 487 prior to its journey through the Sacred Valley.
One of the two new rail carriers in the Sacred Valley is Inca Rail. Inca Rail was formed after Perurail's monopoly was deemed illegal in April 2008 and IR service beginning in October of 2009. Eac... (more)
Trainmen ready 487 and its train for a morning run down the Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu.
Perurail 358 rolls east along the Urubamba River, with a load of tourist headed to Ollantaytambo. Early 2010 this section of the line was washed out by a major flood that was the worst in the area... (more)
1001 and her train snaking alongside the valley and climbing towards Casapalca
1016 and 1017 bring a long train ( at least for the historically highest railroad in the world ) down from the pass into La Oroya
rolling downhill along the Carretera towards Arequipa with empty cars
751 took over a loaded tank car train to Juliaca and further to Cuzco in Pillones. Now, she is rolling at km 160 from Arequipa and 3400meters asl along some interesting rock formations.
... nothing living ... nothing moving ... nothing but sand and stones ( except the train and its crew ) ... in a nowhere land ...
At km 81.2, the "La Esperanza" Tunnel is the 3rd largest on the Central Andino Railway with a length of 777.1 m.
In the high desert at sunrise