RailPictures.Net Photo: 601, 607 SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile) GE 289A at Tocopilla, Chile by Georg Trüb
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» SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile) (more..)
» GE 289A (more..)
» Barriles (more..)
» Tocopilla, Chile (more..)
» April 26, 2012
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» 601, 607 (more..)
» Unknown
» Georg Trüb (more..)
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The two vintage "boxcab" locomotives 289A # 601 and # 607 in multiple traction are ready for departure in Barriles (1000 m a.s.l/3200 ft a.s.l.) on the "Tocopilla Railway" with a loaded nitrate train from the Maria Elena mine 25 miles down to the seaport of Tocopilla. The train was brought from the Maria Eleena mine wit a diesellocomotive. The SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile) had 7 of this 66 ton boxcab locomotives, which were built in 1927 by General Electric in Schenectady/New York. The train is mixed with modern self-unloading hopper cars and classical gondolas. The Ferrocarril de Tocopilla a Toco (FCTT) was openend in 1890 with steam traction, the operation ceased in 2015 after heavy flood damage.
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