The toy gun in front of the driver is just a handle for blowing the horn.
The church of Chicla stands in front of the 2 levels of the Chicla-Saltucana switchback. The train is going backwards and the engine is pushing its train on the 4.5 km (3 miles) intermediate level... (more)
This is another spectacular spot near the famous Infiernillo bridge, where the "Rio Rimac" turns into a waterfall. It flows out of an artificial tunnel that was b... (more)
Every day, a train leaves the Cuajone mine – 210 km from Ilo - at 3 am and crosses the 30 km long tunnels leading to El Sargento, at the junction with the line coming... (more)
There are just 2 miles / 3.5 km of track between the curve at the bottom of the picture and the train.
Sand Running, and Dune Climbing
Andean dusk at 2740 m / 9000 ft
Together with a SD70, a U23B climbs the Andes on the superb Ilo - Toquepala line, hauling freight to the mine. Indeed, what you see is the main line, meandering in ... (more)
The upper level of the only (double) switchback on the Oroya to Cerro de Pasco line
ˇ Independencia !
Fought on August 6 1824 in the highlands of the Junín Region, the battle of Junin was a turning point in the Peruvian war for independence between the Spanish r... (more)