Downhill train at 4625 m (15170 ft) between tunnels 52 and 53, km 167.2.
On the 4.5%+ grade, the max speed downhill with a loaded train is 15 kmh (9.3 mph), and an automatic security syst... (more)
The night is falling on the mining city of Casapalca at 4154 m asl (13630 ft). A downhill train loaded with ore concentrates from the many mines in the area has stopped for a crew change and will ... (more)
Approaching the Chinchan siding
At 4400m / 14400 ft asl, this westbound train coming down from the summit of the line travels under a gigantic pile of mining waste.
At about 4740 m asl (15550 ft), the FCCA 1012 has an EOT device attached because it is shoving on the rear, with another engine on the head end of the train.
The Central Andino Railroad in Peru is not any more the highest railroad on Earth since China built a line in Tibet. But it is still the most spectacular. A standard ... (more)
The train coming from above will cross this train in a few moments
4.5 % at 4500 m15000 feet above sea level
A red engine travels in an incredibly red landscape high in the Andes.
About 4550 m / 15000 feet above sea level, and still climbing !