A pair of GT42ACs is climbing the grade from the coast towards La Joya with containers for the Las Bambas mine. In the background you can see the usual costal fog.
A train full of precious copper concentrate cautiously goes down the sharp grade of the coastal cliffs above Matarani.
The night is falling above Matarani as the tank train bound for Arequipa, Juliaca and Petroperú near Cuzco climbs the coastal range and approaches the flat desert.
The cliffs above Matarani
In southern Peru, the Matarani – Arequipa line starts at sea level, climbs a coastal cliff and then travels on a flat desert. The first 30 kilometers (1... (more)