Loaded boxcar train heading to Calama, with the San Pedro Volcano in the background.
Loaded boxcar train passing through Ascotán station. At 3.965 meters above sea level (over 13.000 ft.), this is the highest point of the route between Calama and the border town of Ollagüe. Runnin... (more)
This loco was purchased in 2009 to Locomotoras San Luis S.A. de C.V in Mexico, there are an Ex Norfolk & Western GP35 rebuilted to GT22CU-3. It was unloaded from the ship in the port of Antofagast... (more)
Triple traction with 3 different locomotives, EMD's GT22CU-3, NF-210 (GMD) and GR12. From Calama, FCAB train goes down Cumbre Pass with destination Mejillones.
End of service at 3700m / 12150 ft
The engine on the left is ex-Australia QGR 2107D built by EMD-Clyde in 05/1971, shipped to Chile in Sept 2001. Power: 2000HP.
The engine #24... (more)
Westbound FCAB #210 ore train from Ollague, down to Angamos harbour (Cumbre Pass Pampa - Prat) in Mejillones city.
Westbound FCAB ore train from Ollague, decreasing to Angamos harbour in Mejillones, through a large horseshoe, forming a true circle, something very special to see. The Cumbrepass characterized th... (more)
FCAB ore train down to Mejillones, from Olague, crossing the Cumbre Pass (Prat - Pampa line).
FCAB train down from the Chuquicamata mine to the seaport of Angamos, in Mejillones, transporting copper for export, plus sulfuric acid tanks for loading and subsequent transport back to the mine.