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)
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)
Galera, "Altura 15681 pies"
This is the railroad summit of the Andes, 2nd highest railroad summit on Earth.
Taken from the top end of the famous tunnel Galera.
Inside the summit tunnel near the Galera entrance. For more information about this tunnel, please refer to picture 343896.
This westbound loaded train fights the difficult grades of the Andes, approaching the Galera summit amidst towering mountains of 6000m / 20,000 ft height.
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)