The end of the Cacray Arriba switchback track is a one-ended tunnel. The engine is pushing its tain into the tunnel in order to free the turnout before resuming its journey upward.
At 3567 m (11703 ft) above sea level, less oxygen in the air means that the fuel does not properly burn in the prime mover. A flame may burst out of the exhaust stack when accelerating at low spee... (more)
A tunnel borne in a vertical cliff followed by a high bridge, with a bright red and yellow engine crossing it: here is (another) typical picture of the Central Andino. A track gang is waiting on a... (more)
Huayco is an old Quechua word meaning depth, or valley. A huayco is a typical Andean landslide and avalanche of rocks, earth, mud, water and sometimes snow. It is trig... (more)
FCCA 1011 leads a La Oroya bound train across the steel deck/truss bridge over the Rio Rimac at Rio Blanco. This is the only mode of transportation moving up the valley here at Rio Blanco. Just of... (more)
Del pueblo para el pueblo
Typical of Peru are such walls painted with political slogans. The road to the left, called "Carretera Central" is a major Peruvian highway and the rail... (more)
ALCO 609 from 1964 is crossing Anche bridge on about 3490 metre a.s.l. on the peruvian central railroad with a TUT charter train. The 91 metre long bridge was built in 1908 by the American Bridge ... (more)