South 11d 10m 9.47s West 75d 59m 19.61s – 4167 m / 13671 ft
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South 11d 37m 40.40s West 76d 13m 44.27s – 4535 m / 14879 ft
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4638 meters / 15217 feet
I wanted to make a picture epitomizing the FCCA railroad, a picture that would say “This is high mountain railroading on standard gauge track”.... (more)
Peruvian Altiplano reflections
This train comes from Cerro de Pasco, an industrial city located right around a huge copper mine. The train is loaded with ore concentrates. It i... (more)
Dinner is ready to be served on board Paquita. Built locally in the 1930's by the railroad shops, Paquita is a luxurious rolling hotel. It is meticulously maintained by... (more)
The weather is changing fast, as is the case in most high mountains in the world. The sky is full of grey clouds and there is a light snow fall. This is usual weather ... (more)
Central Andino Tunnels series
The Conrail logo lives again in the Andes
Some FCCA engines bear the Conrail logo albeit in the yellow FCCA colors. I'd be happy if some RPNer would know what links Conrail wit... (more)
"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)