FCCA 1000 smokes it up as it pulls hard past the station at Tamboraque. Once the rear clears the switch the train will shove up hill navigating one of the many zig-zag's used to reach the summit a... (more)
Alone in the cold night, hard at work, he takes good care of the locomotive, at 2,378 m (7,802 ft) above sea level.
Changing brake shoes at night
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)
The tunnel on the left was built for the torrent. Before the line was built, the water used to flow where the track lies today.
This is my favourite picture of the famous Infiernillo Bridge. Located in a deep and narrow canyon, it is indeed an impressive railroad spot. The track emerges from a... (more)
A hard trek
We are above Tamboraque, a bit after the Aruri switchback. Between Tamboraque (3007m 9864ft asl) and San Mateo (3216m 10551ft), the track climbs 209 meters (686ft) in... (more)
Conquering the Andes every day, he is very focused on his work. The dangers of driving a train in high mountains, on a vertiginous right of way with the most severe grades... (more)
Daddy, the babies, and the big red beast