Iron train of FERRONOR railroad through the desert ... Desert?, Yes !, in the same desert as always, but full of flowers. It's the "Flowery Desert", beautiful phenomenon, very sporadic a... (more)
Train loaded with copper concentrate from El Salvador copper mine, after passing the Montandon former station is a closed horseshoe curve and from there will begin to climb towards CODELCO foundry... (more)
Only memories?, Or will good news come?: That narrow white color seen in the photo, is the Salado River, normally with an insignificant flow, practically dry. In March of 2015 there were un... (more)
Alaska in northern desert of Chile. Having already outgrown the Los Colorados Mine and the North Junction, and added two helper locomotives (two EMD rebuilt SD49 former GP49 Alaska Railroad... (more)
The sun sets in the desert, and the iron pellets train keep on rolling. Notice the faint colors of the flowers in the background, part of the "flower desert" that happens sometimes here ... (more)
FN 4605 going down to the Huasco's river valley, where Vallenar is.
Still in it's EMD Demonstrator colors, the FN 4301 leads an empty iron pellets train.
Loaded iron pellets train snakes through the meter-gauge tracks on the chilean northern rail network, owned by Ferronor.
This line is no more
Further to the catastrophic rains and flash floods in March 2015, much of the line was destroyed. The Poterillos plant is now served by trucks.