Paquita was built in the 1930's at the railroad's own Guadalupe shops near Lima. It is still in operation today. It was named Paquita to honor the wife of the then Peruvian President Oscar Benavid... (more)
Repairing freight cars
Thin air, heavy metal with grime, and snow.
The top of a train on the top of the world - at 4781 m / 15686 ft above sea level
1016 and 1017 bring a long train ( at least for the historically highest railroad in the world ) down from the pass into La Oroya
Bypassing a bridge that had been damaged by a "huayco" (landslide), around 4700 m above sea level.
These ex-NS (or Conrail?) units are now used under conditions that are a far cry from the work they did in the US, where the most difficult grades - and highest mountains... (more)
Crusin' the Andes
Back and forth
This is the double switchback called Zig-zag Abajo and Zig-Zag Arriba. Abajo means down or below, and Arriba means up or above. These switchbacks are the only ones... (more)