They work very hard at high altitudes to make the FCCA trains running on one of the most difficult railroads in the world. They are the Central Andino Railroaders.
There are many tunnels on the Lima - La Oroya line, but they are not very long. Surprisinly, the longest one is not the summit (Galera) tunnel (only 1177m / 3863 ft). It is the Balta tunnel with 1... (more)
There are few horseshoe curves on the FCCA as the usual way to gain height is by way of switchbacks. Here is the Sacrape horseshoe curve above Balta, near the small community of San Jeronimo de Su... (more)
Light maintenance shop in Balta
Ge c39-8 modified to pass through the narrow tunnels of the Andes