A train full of iron ore goes down from the Atacama Desert into the Huasco Valley near Vallenar. The area may look remote, but it is close to a rather big city and the ground is covered by a lot o... (more)
With late season thunderstorms rumbling over the Bookcliffs in the background, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local approaches Mounds, Utah, late on the afternoon of November 21, 2003. Rio Gra... (more)
Crew change with a lot of bottled water in the Atacama Desert
Leaving the pass, starting the sharp eastbound downhill ride toward Prat at sunset.
Sunset on the coastal range
This train is led by an ex-Australian EMD G22C and a ex-Canadian NF210 still in original FCAB paint. Made of empty flats, it goes back to a copper pla... (more)
Night is falling fast in the Tropic of Capricorn area, and the deep Andean valleys make the phenomenon even faster
Into the Worm Hole - Looking into the eastward approach to Tunnel #17 on the desert line in the Carrizo Gorge.
Tunnel 9 - Construction started in 1906 and the line opened in 1919 (most of the rail in the gorge dates from 1914 – 1915). The original money to build the line was surreptitiously suppl... (more)