Avaroa, Bolivia. Heavy freight train just came to this desert station close to the chilean border.
Special track at Avaroa (border Bolivia/Chile): who knows the reason?
Abandoned in the desert
A Bolivian station in the high desert looks as desolate as the surrounding landscape. The ubiquitous orange boxcar carries and represents the unique wealth of the area: mining products.
It is difficult to render the vastness and emptiness of these altiplano salt flats. I hope that this picture will make justice to these unusual landscapes.
The train is travelling from Uyuni... (more)
Avaroa is truly in the middle of nowhere on a salt flat where there is absolutely nothing. However it becomes a busy station for some time each day. This is due to its location at the border betwe... (more)
A train full of borax and other minerals exported from Bolivia will reach the border with Chile in a matter of a few miles. It is running on one of the numerous salt flats that abound in this regi... (more)
Japanese diesel locomotive made by Hitachi (B`B`B) headed a International empty box from small town of Ollague (Chile) to Uyuni. After maneuvers, depart with a mix train (freight and passenger). ... (more)
Two Mitsubishi-built diesels -- 1013 and 1021-- of the Empresa Ferroviaria Andena S.A., FCA, have a heavy ore train under control at Avaroa, Bolivia en route to Chile for export, two containers pe... (more)