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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

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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

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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

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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: 1,697
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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

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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

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Photo ID: 709530

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 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 708701

Reaching 4000 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 02, 2019

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Photo ID: 708698

Mountain climber

At Km 148, the uphill train appears on the side of the cliff, out of a sharp curve. It is climbing at about 30km/h (19 mph), the max speed for uphill trains on the... (more)

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 02, 2019

Views: 1,104
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Photo ID: 708490

These sheep have an iron constitution!

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: Aug 31, 2019

Views: 1,445
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Photo ID: 663158

ex US Conrail GE30 hired by FCCA climbing in the Peruvian Andes

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: 1030
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 13, 2018


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By: Delff DUMONT

Added: Jul 04, 2018

Views: 1,352
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Photo ID: 616903

Railroad: Ferrocarril Central del Peru
Locomotive: MLW DL535-B
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FVCA 434
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1997


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By: Ferrocarril Central Del Perú

Added: May 17, 2017

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Photo ID: 612167

Railroad: Ferrocarril Central del Peru
Locomotive: GE C-30 7
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: 1010
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 16, 2016


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By: Darío Saidman

Added: Apr 04, 2017

Views: 1,388
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Photo ID: 612166

Railroad: Ferrocarril Central del Peru
Locomotive: GE C-30 7
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: 1010
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 16, 2016


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By: Darío Saidman

Added: Apr 04, 2017

Views: 1,466
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Photo ID: 374933

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1000
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 04, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 13, 2011

Views: 3,848
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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