Whatever angle you look at it, the Montandon to Potrerillos grade is always spectacular
Meter gauge, no rack, dangerous cliffs, serious grade (around 3.9%) : this is a rock climbing train!
Accelerating out of Montandon, at the foot of the 3.9% grade
From whatever angle you're looking at that incredible line, it is always spectacular. This low angle view is about the Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD G12Location: Montandon, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 82Train ID: -Photo Date: August 14, 2010
The Montandón horseshoe
Ferronor 82 energetically negotiates the Montandón horseshoe curve at sunset. This curve immediately follows the Montandón station that marks the beginnin... (more)
A sulfuric acid tank train in the remote confines of the Andean Mountains...
Into the hole
Lost in a desert mountain of stone and dust
With this picture, I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all !!! Particularly to the RPN team, and to Markus Fischer my friend and team ... (more)
Descending from the Potrerillos Mine, this train carries empty sulfuric tank cars bound for refill for the acid-thirsty copper plant.
A train of empty sulfuric acid tank cars is descending the steep grade from the Potrerillos mine. Sulfuric acid is a major ingredient for the making of copper.