RailPictures.Net Photo: FCAB 1406 FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia) EMD G12 at Cumbre, Chile by Jean-Marc Frybourg
 
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FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia) (more..)
EMD G12 (more..)
Cumbre Pass (more..)
Cumbre, Chile (more..)
December 13, 2009
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FCAB 1406 (more..)
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Jean-Marc Frybourg (more..)
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Markus Fischer and I discovered this area by chance. That was on our first day in the area. We had just arrived from the North, driving from Iquique. We noticed a train coming from the harbor and city of Mejillones. At first we thought that the train was going South to Antofagasta. But the train took another line that we had not noticed on the flat coastal desert. So we decided to chase it. And we got some pictures from reachable points not far from the paved road (see picture 306897). This was the Pampa-Prat line, a shortcut avoiding Antofagasta for the trains coming from Mejillones and going North-East to copper mines destinations. We suspected that far away from the paved road there was much more to see. So during the following days we explored the mountain on unpaved roads. We discovered that the Pampa-Prat line contained spectacular locations, hidden and somehow difficult ro reach - at least with a regular non-SUV car. The most extraordinary spot combines 2 horseshoe curves forming a huge "S" shape. We named the place "the Chilean Jinpeng". Here is the first picture of the Eastbound FCAB1406 of Dec 13 in this area.
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