A picture with music
If it were a scene in a movie, the music that comes to my mind that would best go with it is the theme of “The Magnific... (more)
The Ilo-Toquepala railroad has many sharp curves, mostly on the upper half section where the builders of the line closely followed the mountainous terrain so as to avoid costly tunnels. Together w... (more)
A train full of precious copper concentrate cautiously goes down the sharp grade of the coastal cliffs above Matarani.
The night is falling above Matarani as the tank train bound for Arequipa, Juliaca and Petroperú near Cuzco climbs the coastal range and approaches the flat desert.
The train goes shopping
The train does its shopping at the market in Juliaca. The picture shows it collecting some fruits.
The Julliaca market stretches over every av... (more)
Perurail vs. Coca-Cola Peru
This is not a "near miss" but the effect of a long telephoto lens.
Desvio Km 124 Ballow, i.e. Ballow siding, is nothing more than a siding in the desert. There is no branch, no junction, no industry, nothing that justifies that a... (more)
The morning train coming from the Toquepala mine is approaching the Patio Simon (Simon Yard) on the north end of Ilo, near the Pacific Ocean. The sea and the palm tre... (more)
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)