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)
Resuming the high grade, this train bound for Toquepala initiates a series of 5 horseshoe curves after km 115 that will make it climb to km 120 on top of t... (more)
The Andean Explorer has just started its journey to Cuzco, travelling alongside the famous Titicaca Lake with the city of Puno in the background. This is the highest commercially navigable lake in... (more)
The Andean Explorer is ready for departure in Puno, bound for Cuzco. Rich tourists can enjoy riding trains while locals do not benefit from any train service. They travel by bus.
This empty tank train is about to enter the Mollendo station. Mollendo was formerly a passenger station. It is now a freight terminal, used mostly for petroleum products.
The castle in th... (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
Rumichaca is an inaccessible location but with the railroad or else you have to be a good hiker. The Rumichaca switchbacks are the only ones on the east side ... (more)
Huayco is an old Quechua word meaning depth, or valley. A huayco is a typical Andean landslide and avalanche of rocks, earth, mud, water and sometimes snow. It is trig... (more)