Unbelievable ... until you see it with your own eyes! Could you imagine that a standard gauge mainline be built in such a landscape? After I've seen it I am still amazed. The train is g... (more)
Entering Chosica, this train comes down from from La Oroya. The distance is not enormous as the crow flies. The direct point-to-point aerial path that might be taken by a crow is 96.5 km / 60 mi b... (more)
A Trains Unlimited charter train from Huancayo to La Oroya with ALCO 609 in the Mantaro Valley.
Climbing the Andes, in a landscape reminiscent of Devil's nose in Ecuador, Devil's Gate and Arbaroba in Eritrea.
Tyre vulcanization is a flourishing business in Peru
The 1011 often displayed a spectacular exhaust smoke with flames.
ALCO 609 from 1964 is crossing Anche bridge on about 3490 metre a.s.l. on the peruvian central railroad with a TUT charter train. The 91 metre long bridge was built in 1908 by the American Bridge ... (more)
Yes indeed, the horizon is level ... as far as we can talk of any horizontal line here. We are in a world of verticality and the train makes no exception. The grade is around 4%+ . This is a switc... (more)
The Challape Bridge viewed from the east. See picture 310060 for a view of the same bridge from the other side.
The Challape Bridge viewed from the west with a westbound train.
As it crosses the mining town of Casapalca the railroad keeps its steep grade. This level crossing is the centre of downtown Casapalca! Elevation: around 4200 m / 13800 ft above sea level.