An early morning train meet: the 409 is coming from Potrerillos while the 94 has been waiting its turn to climb to the copper plant for quite some hours during the night.
Light engines move, from Potrerillos down to Llanta
#424 gonig to Vallenar with 33 loaded cars comming from the Los Colorados mine to the port of Huasco.
Museum or cemetery?
Baquedano's so-called "museum" is a surprising sight in the middle of the Atacama desert. In place of a museum, the old steam locomotive roundhouse has been a... (more)
The train and its customer
After leaving the Potrerillos copper plant, this train of 23 loaded sulfuric acid tank cars starts its vertiginous descent to Montandon on the most spe... (more)
#424 climbing in Chehueque with 35 vehicles.
A world of dust
In late afternoon, a train of sulfuric acid tank cars coming from Chanaral is going to Llanta. It is about to arrive in the city of Diego de Almagro.
At sunset, this train of sulfuric acid tank cars has just arrived from Barquito. The crew gets ready for the long trip north to the "Mina Franke" copper mine and plant.
# 423 climbing to Llanos del Soto yard from Vallenar with 10 vehicles, the original consist was 25 vehicles.
# 406 out of the first tunnel climbing to the Potrerillos mine with vehicles to acid sulfuric, below you see the car used in this trip.
# 406 out of the first tunnel climbing to the Potrerillos mine.
I'm a poor lonesome signal... (disused)
Climbing to Potrerillos on the "Alucinante tren a Potrerillos" – incredible train to Potrerillos – Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD G22CULocation: Montandon, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 94Train ID: -Photo Date: August 15, 2010
From whatever angle you're looking at that incredible line, it is always spectacular. This low angle view is about the Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD G12Location: Montandon, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 82Train ID: -Photo Date: August 14, 2010
The Montandón horseshoe
Ferronor 82 energetically negotiates the Montandón horseshoe curve at sunset. This curve immediately follows the Montandón station that marks the beginnin... (more)