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Photo ID: 349088

Looking more like an alien planet than a lonely railroad branch, the lower end of Union Pacific’s Cane Creek Subdivision near Moab offers a spectacular combination of slickrock, steel rails and an... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Moab, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: SP 172
Train ID: Potash local
Photo Date: August 22, 2002


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By: Tim Lyford

Added: Dec 20, 2010

Views: 6,768
Comments: 5

Favorited: 50
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Photo ID: 347740

Lost in sand

This lonely landscape is not as remote as it looks. Shot from the “Interoceanica Sur” Highway, it is just 12km / 7.5miles away (as the crow flies) from the center of... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD GP40-3
Location: Ilo, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 32
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 07, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 06, 2010

Views: 3,715
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 347199

Downhill

After cresting the Cumbre Pass summit, the Mejillones - Pampa - Cumbre - Prat line meanders on the north side of the coastal range in a vertiginous descent into the flat... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12U
Location: Between Cumbre and Prat, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1412
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 17, 2010


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Added: Dec 01, 2010

Views: 8,316
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 347188

Tanks and flats

The traffic never ends between the ports of Mejillones and Antofagasta and the mines in the Atacama Desert. Copper industry requires its daily flow of sulfuric ac... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: GMD NF210
Location: Between Desesperado and Cumbre, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1415
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 17, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Dec 01, 2010

Views: 4,587
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 347043

Sulfuric acid

A train full of sulfuric acid has 4 engines for climbing the coastal range between the port of Mejillones and Cumbre pass. The 3 trucks are also dedicated to sulf... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: EMD G12U
Location: Desesperado, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1412
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 17, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 29, 2010

Views: 7,049
Comments: 1

Favorited: 21


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Photo ID: 345310

Fog on the Atacama

It almost never rains, but the morning coastal fog brings some welcome moisture on parts of the desert that are close to the Pacific Ocean. At dawn, on the bar... (more)

Railroad: FCAB (Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia)
Locomotive: GMD NF210
Location: Antofagasta, Chile
Locomotive #: FCAB 1419
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 17, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 15, 2010

Views: 7,000
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 344678

Abyss

This train has 23 tank cars full of sulfuric acid. It has left the Potrerillos copper refinery around 9:00 am. The plant is very close. It is just a matter of about 10 kilo... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Potrerillos, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 409
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2010


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Added: Nov 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 344591

With their work completed at Potash, UT, the local is just entering the massive cut at mile 31 and about to head into Bootlegger Canyon.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Moab, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3285
Train ID: Potash Local
Photo Date: November 16, 2007


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By: Jeff Robertson

Added: Nov 09, 2010

Views: 5,031
Comments: 4

Favorited: 43
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Photo ID: 344480

Dawn in the desert

It is 5:47 am. The sun has not yet reached the bottom of the valleys when the first of two trains coming down from the mines is negotiating the many meanders aro... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Toquepala, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 60
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 14, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 08, 2010

Views: 3,789
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 344475

Dawn in the desert

It is 6:23 am. The two morning trains coming down from the mines have already travelled for about 3 hours at night. The sun is rising and its rays are playing sh... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Toquepala, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 61
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 14, 2010


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Added: Nov 08, 2010

Views: 3,710
Comments: 2

Favorited: 15


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Photo ID: 344151

Spectacular!

In the afternoon two trains climb the line from Ilo. One goes to Toquepala and the other one goes to Cuajone. They are about 20 minutes apart. On that day when I too... (more)

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD GP40-3
Location: Toquepala, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 32
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 09, 2010


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Added: Nov 05, 2010

Views: 6,591
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 343939

DIESEL, DUST & DUSK

This harmony in dust and dusk was the result of the lucky encounter of a train at the right time with a railfan that had just inadvertently sent the right amo... (more)

Railroad: Ferronor Chile
Locomotive: EMD GR12
Location: Altamira, Chile
Locomotive #: Ferronor 401
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 03, 2010

Views: 6,085
Comments: 2

Favorited: 39
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Photo ID: 343705

Climbing from sea level out of Ilo, the Ilo-Toquepala line meanders in the middle of sand dunes above the Pacific coast.

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD GP40-3
Location: Ilo, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 32
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 08, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 01, 2010

Views: 2,860
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 343539

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD SD70
Location: Toquepala, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 61
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 14, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 31, 2010

Views: 3,044
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 343268

A GP40-3 and a SD70 lead the first of two afternoon trains bound for the Toquepala and Cuajone Mines in the desert mountains of Southern Peru.

Railroad: Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Locomotive: EMD GP40-3
Location: Ilo, Peru
Locomotive #: SPCC 32
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 09, 2010



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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 29, 2010

Views: 5,020
Comments: 1

Favorited: 22
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