Almost camouflaged against the rocks in the yellowish evening light, the evening train to Cuajone climbs the hard grades of the Andes.
# 5 going to Maria Elena yard.
# 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.
Dawn in the desert
It is 5:54 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)
Caboose on the rear of coal empties heading west on the former NP line across North Dakota through the badlands area around Sully Springs in the western part of the state.
Shot 16 km / 10 miles before, this is the same train as on picture 350269.
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
Climbing the Andes at sunset, this is one of two afternoon trains going to the Toquepala and Cuajone mines.
Coordinates of the photographer: South 17d 17m 15.95... (more)
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)
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
Ex-Newfoundland engines in the Atacama Desert with a typical train for the copper industry: flat cars loaded with copper plates and empty sulfuric acid tank cars.
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)
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)
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)