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
Alone in the cold night, hard at work, he takes good care of the locomotive, at 2,378 m (7,802 ft) above sea level.
Changing brake shoes at night
above San Bartolome
out of the tunnel - over the bridge - into another tunnel .... and all this with towering mountains, nearly vertical walls of stone and a very narrow passage for rail and road - this is transport ... (more)
Bypassing a bridge that had been damaged by a "huayco" (landslide), around 4700 m above sea level.
Turning locomotive to right direction in Huancayo
1015 on the small bridge in the middle of the second level of the Balta double loops.
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.