GR12UD # 1408 (the only fitted with a rebuilt end cab), Clyde built G22 # 1434 (former Western Australia Government Railway WAGR # A1517 from 1967, still in former paint scheme, running for the FC... (more)
Loaded boxcar train heading to Calama, with the San Pedro Volcano in the background.
Loaded boxcar train passing through Ascotán station. At 3.965 meters above sea level (over 13.000 ft.), this is the highest point of the route between Calama and the border town of Ollagüe. Runnin... (more)
Atacama Desert Railroading, with 3 ex-Canadian locomotives (American-built) - the first unit is also Ex Nicaragua (FCP) -, Chilean copper plates and Bolivian box cars.
Old viaduct over the canyon of Loa river (built in 1899, 104 meters high), in Conchi town. The FCAB train of mineral concentrate (two EMD GL26C-2 and EMD GR12 completely refurbished and repowered)... (more)
Altiplanic power of FCAB, northbound #209 from Mejillones, after leaving behind the town of San Pedro and start climbing towards Ascotan (4000 mts), the highest point on the way to Ollagüe.
FCAB box car and hopper ore train, #1251 from Mejillones and Portezuelo, to Ollagüe for change cars with bolivian FCA railway. In the picture, the train climbs by the hard curves of Polapi, betwee... (more)
Passing the Volcán San Pedro.
Clyde GL26C-2 #2004 (former Queensland Rail) and EMD GT22CU-3 @2404 (former Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Colombia) are hauling a bolivian box car train with goods do... (more)
Two immigrants on the way through the emptiness of the Ascotán pass. Clyde GL26C-2 #2004 (former Queensland Rail) and EMD GT22CU-3 @2404 (former Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Colombia) are hauling a... (more)
Up to the 1960ies this former station has an important role as water station for the steam engines of the FCAB. Nowadays the steam is gone and the diesel locos are running through the station with... (more)
After missing the international highway, the route of FCAB reappears in the distance in the field of Polapi, overcoming the unevenness of the ground thanks to the many curves of the section, makin... (more)
Former work and maitenance train, CF Jordan Spreader locomotive of great CODELCO Chuquicamata copper and gold mine in Calama. Known as "Huascar".
Old viaduct over the canyon of Loa river (built in 1899, 104 meters high), in Conchi town, and FCAB #209 ore train from Mejillones and a long travel to Ollagüe.
FCAB in calama truck built by american car.
FCAB #1251 with triple traction of EMD GL26C-2, in a long trip from Angamos harbour (Mejillones), with destination Ollague and change freight cars with bolivian FCA in border Chile - Bolivia.