The Andean Explorer exits Juliaca, going to Puno
Having seen Georg Trueb's and Markus Gemuer's wonderful photos of the Pilatus Bahn posted in the past week I though viewers might like to see one of the original rack & pinion steam railcars used ... (more)
Fortunately, the trains are almost empty, just carrying some supplies for the mines when they climb the mountain. The hoppers are empty. The other way round the train is much heavier, full wit... (more)
Repairs are going on on the roof of SPCC44 while the train has stopped for a while on the main line. This is a difficult railroad! High altitude, desert, stone slides, sharp grades and sha... (more)
Hide and seek in the Andes mountains
Repairs are going on on the roof of SPCC44 while the train is running, an amazing thing to see. The train would eventually stall some miles from there and leave cars in a siding before resuming it... (more)
Connecting flights at 2300m 7542ft above sea level. The Gentleman on the picture is Raul Merino, managing director of the SPCC Railroad.