1983 was the last year before TGVs were introduced on Paris-Lausanne (France-Switzerland). The classic passenger trains crossing the Jura range were a French railfan's delight, particularly by suc... (more)
Bad weather on the altiplano
The Andes range viewed from the east side and the altiplano, about 4200 m above sea level.
Inside the summit tunnel near the Galera entrance. For more information about this tunnel, please refer to picture 343896.
These ex-NS (or Conrail?) units are now used under conditions that are a far cry from the work they did in the US, where the most difficult grades - and highest mountains... (more)
Crusin' the Andes
This westbound loaded train fights the difficult grades of the Andes, approaching the Galera summit amidst towering mountains of 6000m / 20,000 ft height.
4780 m above sea level - 15680 ft
A westbound loaded train slowly reaches the summit of the Andes. At such heights, the power of the engines is reduced. The Galera summit station... (more)
Local stopping train Belfort 07:10 Vesoul 07:49
Red on red
In the Andes, the rail is now safer than the road
When the Central Andino was operated by ENAFER, a state-run and state-owned company, there were many accidents and fatalities on... (more)
Infiernillo from below
Here is an opposite angle to the RPN picture 361316 of the famous “Puente Infiernillo”, ... (more)