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Photo ID: 350192

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE U9C
Location: Barriles, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 2
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 09, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 01, 2011

Views: 3,696
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Photo ID: 332389

597m in 16.73 km

The very reason why the SQM has kept electric traction is the steep grade section between the sea level and Barriles. At Quillagua siding - about two thirds of... (more)

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Quillagua, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 607
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 21, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 23, 2010

Views: 5,051
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Photo ID: 332348

Sunbath

Viviana and Alejandra take a sunbath on the Pacific sea shore above the industrious city of Tocopilla

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Tocopilla, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 604
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 21, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 23, 2010

Views: 6,289
Comments: 5

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Photo ID: 332334

Evening Shunting

Andrea is shunting the loaded cars it just brought down from the mountain at the Tocopilla Harbour yard. The train is full of nitrate coming from the Maria Ele... (more)

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Tocopilla, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 601
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 20, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 23, 2010

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Photo ID: 332150

Evening Star

Andrea, an old GE Box Cab from the 1920's is the star of the evening on the steep slopes of the coast range above the city and harbour of Tocopilla.

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Quillagua, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 601
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 20, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jul 21, 2010

Views: 8,126
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Photo ID: 320088

A magic moment in the viewfinder

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Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Barriles, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 607
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 10, 2009



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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 08, 2010

Views: 8,564
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Photo ID: 319307

Alejandra and Evelyn (SQM 607 and 606) are waiting for their sister Viviana (SQM 604) to come down from the mountain before resuming their trip to Barriles

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Quillagua, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 607
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 10, 2009



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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 01, 2010

Views: 2,981
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Photo ID: 318712

Viviana #604 and Alejandra #607 are going out of the Tocopilla harbour for a morning trip to Barriles with empty cars while a cargo ship is being loaded with potassium nitrate and another one is w... (more)

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Tocopilla, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 604
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 21, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 27, 2010

Views: 11,815
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Photo ID: 317474

This is the control stand of the GE Box Cab #601 "Andrea", built in April 1927. Ergonomics were not a concern in the 1920's. I suppose that the concept had not yet been invented. Interesting to se... (more)

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Quillagua, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 601
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 09, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 16, 2010

Views: 11,109
Comments: 3

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 317404

A GE Box Cab survivor still in regular service: looks like the good fresh air of the Pacific Ocean keeps these elderly ladies healthy.

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Tocopilla, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 604
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 10, 2009



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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 15, 2010

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Photo ID: 317400

Desert shunting
Barriles is the end of the catenary on the line that goes to the Maria Elena mine. The electrics only work the hill section. The catenary has been removed beyond the Barriles ... (more)

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE U9C
Location: Barriles, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 2
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 09, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 15, 2010

Views: 8,553
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 317398

Desert shunting
Barriles is the end of the catenary on the line that goes to the Maria Elena mine. The electrics only work the hill section. The catenary has been removed beyond the Barriles ... (more)

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE U9C
Location: Barriles, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 2
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 09, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Mar 15, 2010

Views: 4,302
Comments: 1

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 315003

This is the ugly new type of locomotive that will replace the nice elderly GE box cabs (see RPN pics #306703 or #309254). Not sure what "type" of locomotive this is ... if ever a name type was giv... (more)

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: E651
Location: Barriles, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 651
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 09, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Feb 21, 2010

Views: 16,715
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 309938

SQM 601 is "Andrea". She was born in April of 1927.

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Tocopilla, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 601
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 20, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 08, 2010

Views: 5,717
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 309254

Beautiful Alejandra
Despite wearing the modern SQM livery, 80+ years old Alejandra still looks great. Viviana (#604) is coupled behind Alejandra. Her dusty make-up hides the green live... (more)

Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)
Locomotive: GE Box Cab
Location: Barriles, Chile
Locomotive #: SQM 607
Train ID: -
Photo Date: December 10, 2009


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jan 03, 2010

Views: 6,096
Comments: 1

Favorited: 21
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