Peruvian altiplano landscape near Junin (4107 m / 13474 ft asl).
The La Oroya - Cerro de Pasco freight train travels on the shore of the Lake Chinchaycocha on the Altiplano with the Andean Cordillera in the background. The altitude is 4215 m (13830 ft).
Bad weather on the altiplano
Setting the brakes on a rake of brand new sulfuric acid tankers at night, they meet with supervisor John Lopez and talk about their next moves.
The wet Andes
We are at 4133 m / 13560 ft above sea level, between Junin and Carhuamayo on the Oroya to Cerro de Pasco line. The lake Chinchaycocha and the Andes are lost in fog,... (more)
Railroader and Cowboy
On the Altiplano, there are some instances when the railroader becomes a cowboy. This herd of cattle had considered the main line its territory. Abundant us... (more)
We are behind the Andes Cordillera, on the Altiplano. This is the Oroya – Cerro de Pasco line. it mainly serves the big mines and mining industries at Cerro de Pa... (more)
South 11d 10m 9.47s West 75d 59m 19.61s – 4167 m / 13671 ft
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Peruvian Altiplano reflections
This train comes from Cerro de Pasco, an industrial city located right around a huge copper mine. The train is loaded with ore concentrates. It i... (more)
We are on the high plateau behind the Andes mountain range that you can see beyond the lakes. The landscapes - adorned with wild life - are beautiful as long ... (more)
The special ecosystem of the Andes
... And the special weather !
Bad weather on the Andes ... but a nice train to chase
The freight train bound for Cerro de Pasco enters the city of Junin. The obelisk-shaped monument represents a hand that holds a sword, with a mirador on top. It is called "Espada Husares de Junin"... (more)