The Rio Mantaro Valley
Here is a special tank train on a line where such sulfuric acid tank cars would never go in regular service because there is no copper industry in the Mant... (more)
Crossing several short tunnels in the high mountains of the Andes range, this train passes a series of curtains from darkness to daylight and snowfall.
The vertiginous cliffs of the Andes barely leave enough space for a standard gauge train. This picture illustrates well what the incredible builder - and adventurer - Henry Meiggs said to one of h... (more)
The train is stopped in the middle of the mining town of Casapalca while miners get back home. The grade is 4.3% here.
Local folk music group taking pictures with a typical Andean landscape and train for the cover of their next CD
The two afternoon trains climbing to the Toquepala and the Cuajone mines are following each other on the same track section. They travel about 15-20 minutes apart from each other. The "block syste... (more)
Meeting at 4360 meters above sea level (14304 feet)
The last spot
At 5:06 pm the sun is already setting on the uppermost section of the Ilo-Toquepala line. This spot is the last one where one can still take pictures of the trains ... (more)
FCCA 1008 traverses a reverse curve at Yauli Yacu as it works to pull a 15 car freight eastbound towards the summit at Galera.
538 still in its orange paint from the ENAFER era (Pre FCCA) passes by the station at Jauja or as the Wanka people of the area spell it Xauxa
Bound for Huancayo, FCCA 538 and a companion exit tunnel 64.