Descending the grade from Ascotán Pass to the salar
Cruising the salar
End of service at 3700m / 12150 ft
The engine on the left is ex-Australia QGR 2107D built by EMD-Clyde in 05/1971, shipped to Chile in Sept 2001. Power: 2000HP.
The engine #24... (more)
The ghost town and abandonned mine of Buenaventura, close to the Chile-Bolivia border
"Welcome to the Mejillones Community; tourist, industrial & port city".
A train with acid sulfuric near Mejillones city trought the Cumbre Pass.
If you see in the Google Earth You can ... (more)
All these pictures of the FCAB Calama-Ollague line may look a bit similar to most people who have not visited it. I can also understand that seeing all these pictures on RPN may be a bit boring. H... (more)
A mixture of natural and industrial beauty
Passing the beautiful Blue Lagoons on the Salar de Carcote (salt flats).
FCAB short train with empty tanks of sulfuric acid, from the great SPENCE BHP Billiton copper mine, passes along the former Sierra Gorda station, Atacama desert.
The night is falling on the Andes and the FCAB train going to Portezuelo
This FCAB train travels through the Buenaventura ghost town located between San Martin and Ollague with volcanoes in the background.
Honnestly, I don't like very much this picture as it is now. It has too much contrast and the colors are probably exagerated. However I was driven to produce this editing because a first, more acc... (more)