Tons of 99.99% pure copper plates have just been unloaded from the FCAB cars. They are coming from the many mines and copper plants in nearby the Atacama desert. ... (more)
This train carries a fortune in the form of copper plates, 99.99% pure. On the right in the background, you can see more of this wealth, waiting for trans-oceanic... (more)
Evening in Atacama, the night is falling, and triple canadian traction GMD NF-210 former CNR Newfoundland with FCAB train #1250 box car from Ollague (previously Bolivia), acid tanks and copper cat... (more)
After shunting flat cars carrying precious copper plates in the port of Antofagasta, the FCAB950, a EMD product built in 1964 goes back to the main yard with empty cars, doing some street running ... (more)
A little lonely roadside shrine accompanies the passage of the FCAB train #209 (Mejillones - Ollague), by the Ascotan salt lake.
Triple traction with 3 different locomotives, EMD's GT22CU-3, NF-210 (GMD) and GR12. From Calama, FCAB train goes down Cumbre Pass with destination Mejillones.
The Volcano Ascotán is right behind the engines (5473m / 17957ft) as the evening light goes down and gets yellowish
A Canadian in the Atacama Desert: FCAB sulfuric acid and copper train, going up from Prat, and crosses the railway line known as Cumbre Pass, railroad connection between large copper mining... (more)