First light of the day in the Andes mountains above Ilo. This train is coming from the mines. It left the mines at 3:00 am. Unfortunately the highest section of the line only sees traffic at night... (more)
Another spectacular railroad of the Andes
A GP40-3 and a SD70 lead the afternoon train headed for the Cuajone Mine in the desert mountains of Southern Peru.
Windmills dot the rolling brown hills of Altamont Pass, and six times a day a white, purple, and blue passenger train breaks up the Mars-like scene. ACE 08 runs away from the windmills, that provi... (more)
Trailing DPU brings up the rear of this 504 axle manifest, as it winds its way through the area south of Las Vegas known as Bard.
An aptly named locationBack in Chile! This little stream is the aptly named Rio de la Sal i.e. "River of the Salt". The closest railroad siding is also called Rio de la Sal. At firs... (more)
This eastbound manifest is slowly moving around Sloan mountain. Used for many decades for local aggregate construction.
Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD GR12Location: Montandon, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 401Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: December 17, 2009
Downhill from Cumbre Pass
Slowly snaking downhill toward Mejillones Harbor, this train is full of precious ore that will soon be shipped over the Pacific Ocean. The lead power is... (more)
Dawn in the desert
"FCAB 1405" has travelled by night from Mejillones, a Pacific Ocean harbor. It has just arrived at Cumbre Pass. It will now cut its rear end helpers and shunt ... (more)
Entering the lower reaches of Rainbow Canyon, an eastbound KLAG1 negotiates the curves above Leith, just east of daylighted tunnel 3.
The line comes from the bottom of the valley that can be seen below the front of the engine.
The photographer comes from the zigzaging trail that can be seen above the ex... (more)
Another image of the spectacular upper section of the Potrerillos copper mine railroad. The mine and the line will close in a few years.