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Photo ID: 702151

A train of sulfuric acid and empty flats (for cathodes) climbs between Sergio Galvan and Cumbre in the Atacama Desert.

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: None
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 3204
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 24, 2019


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Jul 04, 2019

Views: 1,026
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Photo ID: 702150

Besides the world-famous Cumbre Loops, there are another set of inverse horseshoe curves farther east in the Cumbre Pass. Here we see a train of copper cathodes and empty sulfuric acid tanks headi... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: None
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB1419
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 24, 2019


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Jul 04, 2019

Views: 1,468
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 322678

Downhill from Cumbre Pass

Slowly snaking downhill toward Mejillones Harbor, this train is full of precious ore that will soon be shipped over the Pacific Ocean. The lead power is... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD GL26C-2
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 2011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 01, 2010

Views: 4,296
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 309024

Coming down from the summit, this long westbound loaded with precious ore is negotiating the double horseshoe curves between Cumbre and Desesperado.

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD GL26C-2
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 2011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2010

Views: 5,084
Comments: 4

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 309014

Coming from Prat, this westbound slowly comes close to the summit where FCAB 1405 East is waiting. The barren landscape is a reminder that the Atacama desert is the dryest place on Earth. There is... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD GL26C-2
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 2011
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2010

Views: 5,954
Comments: 6

Favorited: 26


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Photo ID: 308955

Lit by the first sun light of the day, an eastbound has just stopped at the Cumbre summit siding. Rear end helpers will be removed, some shunting will take place, and a long wait will follow until... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1405
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2010

Views: 4,178
Comments: 1

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 308943

Picture 6/8
This one was missing. It shows how steep the grade is.

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1406
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2010

Views: 3,419
Comments: 0

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 308934

Picture 8/8 - Last picture of the series
Train is going away from the photographer. I posted the series so that you can see the (almost) full extent of the train progression observed fr... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1406
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2010

Views: 4,096
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 308931

Picture 7/8
Going away from the photographer, this picture shows the rear end helpers pushing hard on the last few miles before reaching the Cumbre Pass summut

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1406
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2010

Views: 3,686
Comments: 0

Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 308904

Picture 5/8
Here is the fifth picture of the same Eastbound FCAB1406 of Dec 13 in the double horseshoe curve under the Cumbre Pass summit. All pictures were shot from the exact same loca... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1406
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 31, 2009

Views: 5,215
Comments: 0

Favorited: 21


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Photo ID: 308876

Picture 4/8
Here is the fourth picture of the same Eastbound FCAB1406 of Dec 13 in the double horseshoe curve under the Cumbre Pass summit. All pictures were shot from the exact same loc... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1406
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 31, 2009

Views: 6,858
Comments: 2

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 308866

Picture 3/8
Here is the third picture of the Eastbound FCAB1406 of Dec 13 in the double horseshoe curve under the Cumbre Pass summit.

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1406
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 31, 2009

Views: 5,603
Comments: 2

Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 308857

Picture 2/8
Markus Fischer and I discovered this area by chance. That was on our first day in the area. We had just arrived from the north, driving from Iquique. We noticed a train comin... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1406
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 31, 2009

Views: 6,229
Comments: 4

Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 308851

Picture 1/8
Markus Fischer and I discovered this area by chance. That was on our first day in the area. We had just arrived from the North, driving from Iquique. We noticed a train comin... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12
Location: Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1406
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 13, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 31, 2009

Views: 3,350
Comments: 0

Favorited: 14
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