Southern Peru Copper Corporation's GP31ECO 71 and 72 haul the second train of the day to the mines.
SPCC GP22ECO (former GP40) and two GP40U with a train from Ilo to one of the mines.
It is really an "empty" place in this northernmost part of the Atacama desert - you feel sort of being "lost in the nowhere"
SPCC 32 & 61 pass an interesting message -> we would say : Jesus loves you ! <- made from stones on the flank of the mountain
It's the early afternoon as SPCC 32 & 61 roar past this farmhouse out of use for decades already and slowly collapsing.
SPCC 61 has nearly reached Ilo, as the gradient of the tracks gets a bit smoother.
A sea of sand - the loneliness and vastness is breathtaking. Thanks to the red engines, there is at least a little colour ...
An anormeous advertisement of a mobile phone company is ondisplay on the flank of the hill ( "I am clear - how about you ?" ) above the loaded train of the SPCC