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
A tunnel borne in a vertical cliff followed by a high bridge, with a bright red and yellow engine crossing it: here is (another) typical picture of the Central Andino. A track gang is waiting on a... (more)
These three kids resting in front of their home were as surprised by the sudden arrival of two photographers running out of their car as they were deafened by the hornin... (more)
Perurail 751 has taken over a loaded petrol train at Pillones and rolls towards Juliaca. Note the stones - looking like cast around - as well as the structures in the background.