A tiny train and the beautiful Andes of North Chile
This train hauls copper ore concentrate upward to the Potrerillos smelter. The smelter was built high in the mountain at a time when ... (more)
Empty train ascending the steep slope that begins at the station Montandon, and passing through the first tunnel. This train goes to Potrerillos Plant, where then loaded with sulfuric acid. Then, ... (more)
The "Tren del Hierro" up from Los Colorados Mine to the port of Huasco. The train is pulled by two locomotives EMD GR-12 but on the stretch of steep slope that is between "Empalme Norte" and "Km 7... (more)
A iron train of Ferronor, pulled by two General Motors GR-12 down the line from Los Colorados to the Port of Huasco. The picture is taken on a brief stop at Empalme Norte. This is meter gauge rail... (more)
"The Iron Train"...
A few miles after leaving Diego de Almagro, Ferronor 401 and 409 start climbing the grade on the old "Red Norte" line, leading to the high desert and the Franke mine near Altamira. It is 4pm but t... (more)
Atacama railfan car?
A heavy sulfuric acid tank train climbs the grade to Altamira as the sun sets on... (more)