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..)
» Reverso (more..)
» Tocopilla, Chile (more..)
» April 25, 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 reaching the switchback station Reverso with an empty train from Tocopilla. Here the locomotives will go around the train for the journey up to Barriles. 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 "cap gauge" (1067 mm/3 1/2 ft) "Ferrocarril de Tocopilla a Toco" (FCTT) was openend in 1890 with steam traction, the operation ceased in 2015 after heavy flood damage. Over the very steep "road" in the foreground we reached Reverso station with our 4x4 vehicles.
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