"Candela" on the Andes Cordillera
At 4387m / 14393ft above sea level, FCCA 1016 and 1018, both ex NS Dash8-39C, are climbing the harsh slopes (4.27%) on the east side of the An... (more)
Where did they go?
Where are all the ex-NS C39-8 ? The Ferrocarril Central Andino bought fifteen of them.
Here, we see the still black ex-8604 in Chosica. FCCA Supervi... (more)
Exotic retirement under coconut trees
Where are all the ex-NS C39-8 ? The Ferrocarril Central Andino bought fifteen of them. Their power are doing wonders on the harsh slopes o... (more)
Where are they?
Where are all the ex-NS C39-8 ? The Ferrocarril Central Andino bought fifteen of them. Their power are doing wonders on the harsh slopes of the Andes.
We are on the high plateau behind the Andes mountain range that you can see beyond the lakes. The landscapes - adorned with wild life - are beautiful as long ... (more)
Del pueblo para el pueblo
Typical of Peru are such walls painted with political slogans. The road to the left, called "Carretera Central" is a major Peruvian highway and the rail... (more)
A Little Hell
One of the most famous bridges of the Lima to La Oroya line is the Infiernillo - Little Hell - Bridge, located in a narrow canyon between two tunnels. The remains o... (more)
A Little Hell
One of the most famous bridges of the Lima to La Oroya line is the Infiernillo - Little Hell - Bridge, located in a narrow canyon between two tunnels. It was as a c... (more)
A proud Peruvian
He is an engineer on one of the most spectacular and steepy railroads in the world. Each day he is doing wonders, climbing from sea level up to 4781 m / 16686 ft... (more)
A South American Tehachapi
The most spectacular section of the Andean line from Lima to La Oroya starts at the San Bartolome station (located in Tornamesa, which means "turntable... (more)
Standard Gauge Mountaineer
This train is travelling on the Cacray switchbacks located at km 130.7 to 132.3, i.e. between San Mateo and Rio Blanco around 3370m / 11050ft above sea... (more)
The 1011 makes a short appearance between a long tunnel and a short tunnel before crossing the massive Chaupichaca Bridge
Climbing to the clouds on the Copa Bridge - 3490 m above sea level - dating from 1908.
Another view of the Puente Anche. There are many ways to portray this bridge from all sides and from very different angles. The pictures 311205 and 310320 are a small sample of all the possibiliti... (more)