The Conrail logo lives again in the Andes
Some FCCA engines bear the Conrail logo albeit in the yellow FCCA colors. I'd be happy if some RPNer would know what links Conrail wit... (more)
"Candela" on the Andes Cordillera
At 4387m / 14393ft above sea level, FCCA 1016 and 1018, both ex NS Dash8-39C, are climbing the harsh slopes (4.27%) on the east side of the An... (more)
Where did they go?
Where are all the ex-NS C39-8 ? The Ferrocarril Central Andino bought fifteen of them.
Here, we see the still black ex-8604 in Chosica. FCCA Supervi... (more)
Exotic retirement under coconut trees
Where are all the ex-NS C39-8 ? The Ferrocarril Central Andino bought fifteen of them. Their power are doing wonders on the harsh slopes o... (more)
Where are they?
Where are all the ex-NS C39-8 ? The Ferrocarril Central Andino bought fifteen of them. Their power are doing wonders on the harsh slopes of the Andes.
First light of the day in the Andes mountains above Ilo. This train is coming from the mines. It left the mines at 3:00 am. Unfortunately the highest section of the line only sees traffic at night... (more)
Another spectacular railroad of the Andes
A GP40-3 and a SD70 lead the afternoon train headed for the Cuajone Mine in the desert mountains of Southern Peru.
Chili con Steam
Built by North-British in the UK in 1927. Still under steam in Chile in 2010 for short charters around Antofagasta. I've seen her under steam today out of pure ... (more)
Yes, these Italian beauties are still alive in Chile, although they are difficult to catch in action (which is not surprising with latin ladies). This unit was bo... (more)
We are on the high plateau behind the Andes mountain range that you can see beyond the lakes. The landscapes - adorned with wild life - are beautiful as long ... (more)
597m in 16.73 km
The very reason why the SQM has kept electric traction is the steep grade section between the sea level and Barriles. At Quillagua siding - about two thirds of... (more)
Viviana and Alejandra take a sunbath on the Pacific sea shore above the industrious city of Tocopilla
Andrea is shunting the loaded cars it just brought down from the mountain at the Tocopilla Harbour yard. The train is full of nitrate coming from the Maria Ele... (more)