A typical train of the FCAB from the copper mines near Calama and Chuquicamata, with flat cars loaded with copper plates and empty sulfuric acid tank cars is running over the Cumbre pass, through ... (more)
A typical train of the FCAB from the copper mines near Calama and Chuqicamata is tackling the grade from Prat (about 690 meter a.s.l) to the Cumbre pass (about 970 meter a.s.l.) and the harbour of... (more)
Manual change of rails on the FCAB line over the Cumbre pass in the north of Chile.
In the last sunrays a heavy sulfuric acid tank car train from the port of Mejillones is creeping up the Cumbre pass on the FCAB. GR12U # 1405 from 1961, Clyde GL22C # 1454 from 1968 ex Queensland ... (more)
The 1 meter gauge locomotives of the Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia (FCAB) has a very pleasant paint scheme, looking great in the wide landscape. The GL26C # 2011 was built in 1972 by Clyde/... (more)
A long train of the FCAB with 9 loaded flat cars with copper plates and 28 empty sulphuric acid tank cars is running down the Cumbre pass towards the port of Mejillones. Pulling are G22C # 1452 an... (more)
Sometimes, the FCAB is coupling two trains together to climb the Cumbre pass from Mejillones. First part is with 27 sulphuric acid tank cars with 3 locomotives, second part with locomotives GR12U ... (more)
Railfans from Switzerland, Germany and Austria of the Tanago tour are waiting for the loaded sulphuric acid tank car train of the FCAB, which is tackling the grade of the Cumbre pass on the way f... (more)
A loaded sulphuric acid tank car train of the FCAB is tackling the grade of the Cumbre pass on the way from Mejillones to (probably) Chuquicamata. Pulling are GL26C # 2006 (former Queensland Gov... (more)
A long train of the FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia) is reaching Cumbre pass summit (930 meter a.s.l) for a crossing. Pulling are G22C # 1542 former Queensland Railway # 1506, GR12U # 1... (more)
An EMD export GA8 waits inside the port area between assignments. It had pulled a string of cathode cards to the port about an hour earlier and would take back some empty flats about an hour later... (more)
An EMD export GA8 leaves the Port of Antofagasta with a string of empty flat cars (used to transport copper cathodes).
helpers down the Cumbre pass .
Down the atacama desert to antofagasta city with empty sulfuric acid tanks cars