A sulfuric acid tank train leaves the huge Potrerillos copper complex, starting the vetiginous descent toward Montandon. The plant facility is off-limits to railfans and visitors. The area is high... (more)
An early morning train meet: the 409 is coming from Potrerillos while the 94 has been waiting its turn to climb to the copper plant for quite some hours during the night.
The train and its customer
After leaving the Potrerillos copper plant, this train of 23 loaded sulfuric acid tank cars starts its vertiginous descent to Montandon on the most spe... (more)
This train has 23 tank cars full of sulfuric acid. It has left the Potrerillos copper refinery around 9:00 am. The plant is very close. It is just a matter of about 10 kilo... (more)
That train has 23 tank cars full of sulfuric acid. That is a very heavy train considering the grade, and it goes down slowly. I saw it stopping twice, probably for cool... (more)
Moonlit pan shot in the Andes
A friendly Ferronor engineer points out to a beautiful Moon.
Picture lit my the Moon and stars and the Andes notoriously clear sky. Shot at 12800 ... (more)