At 4682 m / 15361 ft above sea level, a General Electric C30M-3 (rebuilt in Brazil) emerges from the summit tunnel of the Central Andino Railroad, the highest ... (more)
The wet Andes
We are at 4133 m / 13560 ft above sea level, between Junin and Carhuamayo on the Oroya to Cerro de Pasco line. The lake Chinchaycocha and the Andes are lost in fog,... (more)
Almost camouflaged against the rocks in the yellowish evening light, the evening train to Cuajone climbs the hard grades of the Andes.
The mid-day shift
It is shift change time at Patio Simon, the main railroad yard near Ilo. The afternoon crews have disembarked from the bus and the morning shift will soon board... (more)
Going backwards to get the engine coupled with cars the engineer has the throttle set at notch 1.
Nikon D3S + AF Nikkor 20mm 2.8 ISO 51200 – 1:160 s f... (more)
Dawn in the desert
It is 5:54 am. The sun has not yet reached the bottom of the valleys when the first of two trains coming down from the mines is negotiating the many meanders aro... (more)
FCCA 1009 is shunting the passenger car "Paquita"
Climbing the Andes at sunset, this is one of two afternoon trains going to the Toquepala and Cuajone mines.
Coordinates of the photographer: South 17d 17m 15.95... (more)
FCCA 1019 is being modified at the old Guadalupe Shops. It will soon become the first gas-burning engine of that railroad. FCCA has done all the engineering by itself. The new technology will avoi... (more)