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Photo ID: 719679

I don't know if Max was elected mayor of Chicla

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1009
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 15, 2019

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Photo ID: 719670

Downhill FCCA 1000 exits tunnel 44 at km 140.15, 3720 m asl (12205 ft)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1000
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 15, 2019

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Photo ID: 719665

Busy switchback

The switchback is busy with a downhill train led by FCCA 1000 waiting in the siding. Uphill FCCA 1010 must cut its train in 2 sections to pass the switchback. Once ... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1010
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 15, 2019

Views: 3,392
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Favorited: 9

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Photo ID: 715625

John Lopez aka "Yoyo" at work

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1026
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 07, 2019

Views: 2,960
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 713195

Upgrade train at Km 148 between Saltucana and Tunnel 49, altitude 3978 meters. The roof of freight cars travelling on a downgrade train can be seen in the ravine on the right.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 16, 2019

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Photo ID: 712318

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1026
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 08, 2019

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Photo ID: 711837

1009 and 1008 take a break at the Chicla switchback siding

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1009
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 03, 2019

Views: 2,435
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 711631

The switchback

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1029
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 01, 2019

Views: 2,766
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 710467

Upgrade train at Km 148 between Saltucana and Tunnel 49, altitude 3978 meters.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 20, 2019

Views: 2,349
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Photo ID: 709777

All tracks are busy on the Chicla switchback, thus complicating the flow of trains. The situation requires that trains pass the switchback by cutting them in several car batches. The picture shows... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1026
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 13, 2019

Views: 2,538
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Photo ID: 709755

NS 8566 at 12800 feet above sea level

A portrait of John Lopez, a skilled and very kind senior Peruvian engineer at the helm of an ex-NS GE Dash 8-39C. FCCA 1029 is ex-NS 8566 as c... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1026
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 13, 2019

Views: 2,259
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 709754

John Lopez, senior FCCA engineer (inspector) runs his train backwards, pushing his freight cars with no visibility on the track forward. Thus he relies on the eyes of his colleague railroader stan... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1026
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 13, 2019

Views: 3,674
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 709751

A few dozens meters away from the switchback turnout, the track gradients quickly diverge. This line has grades up to 4.7%. On the left of the picture between the trees, there is a train on the Ch... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1029
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 13, 2019

Views: 3,480
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 709724

The track on the left after the turnout is the main line. It literally dives into a 4.5% gradient.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1029
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 12, 2019

Views: 2,659
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Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 709637

A short relaxing break at the Chicla switchback. Altitude: 3734 m asl (12251 ft).

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1009
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 11, 2019

Views: 2,506
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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