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Photo ID: 676145

Sadly, one of the most spectacular railroads worldwide was destroyed by heavy floods in march 2015, the 1 meter gauge line from Chañaral via Diego de Almagro-Llanta up to Potrerillos. When you loo... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Llanta, Chile
Locomotive #: 401, 91
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Nov 03, 2018

Views: 1,941
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Photo ID: 530637

Perhaps my first and probably last contact with Ferronor's Potrerillos line was in 2012. Due to heavy rain fall the line was massively damaged (dozens of km of the line are gone!) this spring and ... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: May 12, 2015

Views: 2,953
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Photo ID: 482281

The Encanche station is still used as passing place, but only for diesel trains. So the remnants of the steam era are no longer used, but still there. Even if we are here in one of the earth's dri... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Codelco 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: May 21, 2014

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Photo ID: 470273

In difference to other units on the line GR12U #412 has still some spots where the basic paint scheme in yellow/blue is visible. But still also this loco shows heavy signs of its use on the steep ... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 412
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Feb 17, 2014

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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 466407

Incredible to see a railway in these grounds. 3.9% steep the line to Potrerillos is somehow glued into the loose rock slopes of the Río Salado valley. Here GR12U #93 and a sister unit are hard wor... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Codelco 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Jan 15, 2014

Views: 6,858
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Photo ID: 466321

Along the Río Salado Codelco owned and Ferronor leased GR12U #93 and a sister unit are hauling a mixed train with loaded copper ore cars and empty sulfuric acid tank cars up to Potrerillos.

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Codelco 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Jan 15, 2014

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Photo ID: 466205

Before getting to the steep grade between Montandon and Potrerillos, trains often make a cooling stop in the old Montandon station. Even if the steep 3.9% is still ahead, the previous section is n... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Codelco 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Jan 14, 2014

Views: 3,368
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 466052

Before getting to the steep grade between Montandon and Potrerillos, the Potrerillos railway is running through the valley of the Río Salado (Qebrada del Río Salado) - an impressive Cut in the mou... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: 401
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Jan 13, 2014

Views: 4,158
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Photo ID: 465735

While chasing a train up to the Potrerillos copper refinery through the valley we have found some green flora in the middle of the desert. The horses were unaware of us and the train which was sho... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Diego de Almagro, Chile
Locomotive #: Codelco 93
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2012


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By: Peter Hürzeler

Added: Jan 10, 2014

Views: 4,304
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Photo ID: 395947

GR12U 1405 from 1961, Clyde GL22U from 1968 ex Queensland Railways and GR12U 1404 from 1961with a sulphuric acid tank car train in the horse shoe curve on the ascent to Cumbre summit from the port... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: GR12U
Location: Antofagasta, Chile
Locomotive #: 1405, 1454, 1404
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 23, 2012


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Apr 23, 2012

Views: 3,131
Comments: 2

Favorited: 10

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