RailPictures.Net Photo: 401, 91 Ferronor Chile EMD GR12U at Diego de Almagro, Chile by Georg Trb
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Ferronor Chile (more..)
EMD GR12U (more..)
near Rio de la Sal (more..)
Diego de Almagro, Chile (more..)
May 04, 2012
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401, 91 (more..)
Georg Trb (more..)
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The old EMD warhorses GR12U # 401 and # 91 of the Ferronor from the 1960' are pulling a rather long train with 23 empty sulfuric acid tank cars on the way from Llanta through the valley of the Ro Salado (Qebrada del Ro Salado) via Montandon up to Potrerillos at 2800 m a.s.l., near Rio de la Sal. The line was part of the Diego de Almagro division of the Ferronor and was built starting 1916 by the Andes Copper Mining Company to connect the Potrerillos copper mine and smelter with Pueblo Hundido (now called Diego de Almagro), where it connected to the state railway network, which continued to Chaaral. Sadly, one of the most spectacular railroads worldwide was destroyed by heavy floods in march 2015, the 1 meter gauge line from Chaaral via Llanta up to Potrerillos in northern Chile. When you look on Google Earth nowadays, only very few remains of the right of way are visible.
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