On the Bolivia - Ollague - Calama FCAB main line between the Carcote salt flats and the Ascotán salt flats, the train climbs to a mountain pass and then dives into the Ascotán basin. Viewed from t... (more)
A beautiful salarHere is another rendition of a now famous location, the Carcote salt flats, with an empty ore train going to Bolivia. The volcano in the background is the Cerro Che... (more)
Passing the beautiful Blue Lagoons on the Salar de Carcote (salt flats).
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Salt flats/Salares: This photo depicts an unusual landscape
High altitude: This photo depicts operations above 3050m/... (more)
The Great Salt Lake Causeway
No, this is not the Lucin cut-off and we are not in Utah. But this is a also a long and straight fill right over a dry salted lake with 13km / 8 mile... (more)
Shot 16 km / 10 miles before, this is the same train as on picture 350269.
Viewed from the rear, a 3000 metric tons train full of lead and zinc ore concentrates from Bolivia is climbing the hill that separates the salar de Carcote from the Salar de Ascoctan.
This inhospitable region can be dangerous. Car accidents are just one of several hazards. Travellers must be ready to deal with the usual risks in a remote desert. There are even minefields (signp... (more)
Another Salt Lake causeway
Much like the Great Salt Lake causeway on the Lucin Cutoff (Utah), this is also a causeway on a salted lake although this lake is almost entirely dry. But sh... (more)
Barren – Desolate – Inhospitable – Stark – Harsh – Empty – Lonely – Bleak…
This is the "Salar de Carcote", one of the many magnificent spots on the line to Bolivia