RailPictures.Net Photo: 601, 607, 25 SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile) GE 289A, SW1200M at Tocopilla, Chile by Georg Trüb
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» SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile) (more..)
» GE 289A, SW1200M (more..)
» Barilles (more..)
» Tocopilla, Chile (more..)
» April 26, 2012
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» 601, 607, 25  (more..)
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» Georg Trüb (more..)
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Another railway line of Chile, which was partly destroyed by the heavy floods in august 2015, was the "Tocopilla" of the Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from Tocopilla to Maria Elena (1067 mm gauge or 3 ft 6 in). The railway line was shut down in november 2015 and road traffic took over. At Barilles, the diesellocomotive SW1200M # 25 (former Codelco) brought a loaded nitrate train from Maria Elena. Now the General Electric boxcabs # 601 "Andrea" and # 607 "Alejandra" from 1927/1928 took over the train for the run down to Tocopilla, operating with 1500 V DC from the overhead wire.
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