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Photo ID: 710095

While shunting cars at the Galera summit yard (4781 m / 15686 ft), the engines often need to pull into the summit tunnel, which quickly fills with the exhaust fumes, abundant at such a high altitu... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1029
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 23, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 16, 2019

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Photo ID: 708907

Busy summit

At the historical railroad summit of the world - altitude 4681 m (15686 ft) -, all tracks are full of trains while a small incident that closed the line for some hours ... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1008
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 23, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 708501

Galera, "Altura 15681 pies"

This is the railroad summit of the Andes, 2nd highest railroad summit on Earth.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1001
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 16, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 31, 2019

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Photo ID: 594967

Taken from the top end of the famous tunnel Galera.

Railroad: Ferrocarril Central del Peru
Locomotive: GE C30-7M3
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: 1009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 08, 2016


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By: Darío Saidman

Added: Nov 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 594966

Railroad: Ferrocarril Central del Peru
Locomotive: GE C30-7M3
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: 1009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 16, 2016


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By: Darío Saidman

Added: Nov 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 374478

Inside the summit tunnel near the Galera entrance. For more information about this tunnel, please refer to picture 343896.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 09, 2011

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Photo ID: 374245

This westbound loaded train fights the difficult grades of the Andes, approaching the Galera summit amidst towering mountains of 6000m / 20,000 ft height.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 374178

4780 m above sea level - 15680 ft

A westbound loaded train slowly reaches the summit of the Andes. At such heights, the power of the engines is reduced. The Galera summit station... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 06, 2011

Views: 3,801
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Favorited: 15
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