Waiting crew change at the desert.
Eastbound empty sulphuric acid tank cars from the port at Mejillones nearing the railroad summit at Cumbre. Here the line drops down to the Atacama Desert and continues eastward to the various co... (more)
Light run to Portezuelo yard.blue strobes beacons are mandatory for all vehicles that circulate in chilenean mines.
Night falls on the industrial complex
Some switching at engine facility.
Portbound ,6400 horse power are needed to be able to control the train over the pass.In the second unit you can see the missing windshield, replaced by a camera, the reason in that place is the sm... (more)
One of the longest and heaviest FCAB trains in Chile, the 1212 train that comes from the SPENCE large copper mine located between Sierra Gorda and Calama and that transports copper concentrate in ... (more)
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.
Peru Rail's 805 and sister unit 806 haul empty copper concentrate containers for the Las Bambas mine past the cement plant at Yura. Despite it's size it is sadly not connected to the rail network ... (more)
Peru Rail's 800 together with a sister unit hauls empty ore concentrate containers for the Las Bambas mine.
In the background, the usual costal fog has crept up from Mollendo towards La Joya, and... (more)
Peru Rail's 812 and 808 haul empty containers for the Las Bambas mine. They will shortly reach the transshipping facility where the containers will be loaded onto trucks for the remaining distance... (more)