Bad weather on the altiplano
The Andes range viewed from the east side and the altiplano, about 4200 m above sea level.
Inside the summit tunnel near the Galera entrance. For more information about this tunnel, please refer to picture 343896.
These ex-NS (or Conrail?) units are now used under conditions that are a far cry from the work they did in the US, where the most difficult grades - and highest mountains... (more)
Crusin' the Andes
This westbound loaded train fights the difficult grades of the Andes, approaching the Galera summit amidst towering mountains of 6000m / 20,000 ft height.
4780 m above sea level - 15680 ft
A westbound loaded train slowly reaches the summit of the Andes. At such heights, the power of the engines is reduced. The Galera summit station... (more)
Red on red
In the Andes, the rail is now safer than the road
When the Central Andino was operated by ENAFER, a state-run and state-owned company, there were many accidents and fatalities on... (more)
Infiernillo from below
Here is an opposite angle to the RPN picture 361316 of the famous “Puente Infiernillo”, ... (more)
Maintainance at night
After putting in a hard day at work on the Andean slopes, the FCCA #1000 is serviced in the small Matucana yard. Checking and maintaining the brakes is a crucial r... (more)
On the Central Andino, at 4650 m above sea level (15256 ft), a series of tunnels in a spectacular area allows the line to cross rocky outcrops and promontories on the s... (more)
Nothing like a good chat at the (turn)table
Oops, we’ve got a little problem
The Gadalupe shops near Callao are closed and demolished. A brand new locomotive shop is being built in Chosica. Servicing engines during the tra... (more)
The Gadalupe shops near Callao are closed and demolished. A brand new locomotive shop is being built in Chosica. Servicing engines during the transition period is a bit tricky. The turntable remai... (more)