Resuming the high grade, this train bound for Toquepala initiates a series of 5 horseshoe curves after km 115 that will make it climb to km 120 on top of t... (more)
Westbound "California Zephyr" through the Woodside with the Book Cliffs.
Every day, a train leaves the Cuajone mine – 210 km from Ilo - at 3 am and crosses the 30 km long tunnels leading to El Sargento, at the junction with the line coming... (more)
There are just 2 miles / 3.5 km of track between the curve at the bottom of the picture and the train.
Sand Running, and Dune Climbing
Standing on a bridge in Winslow, Arizona as the intense southwestern sun rises, action is likewise intense along the Transcon this morning as a manifest gets out of town and baretables wait for a ... (more)
Together with a SD70, a U23B climbs the Andes on the superb Ilo - Toquepala line, hauling freight to the mine. Indeed, what you see is the main line, meandering in ... (more)