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)
The old and rusty water plug has not served any water for decades. It was a true surprise to discover this relic in a middle-of-nowhere in the great Atacama Desert of North Chile. You can realize ... (more)
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)
A lone GR12 retains a train of loaded sulfuric acid tank cars and empty copper ore concentrate hoppers.
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South 26d 23m 49.33s We... (more)
That train has 23 tank cars full of sulfuric acid. That is a very heavy train considering the grade, and it goes down slowly. I saw it stopping twice, probably for cool... (more)
End of service
It is 8:14 pm at Llanta, time to call it a day. The engineer of engine #322 has worked for hours, mostly shunting cars. He is now getting ready to leave his contro... (more)
Trains are tiny objects in the desert...
Entering the city, this train will soon do a U-turn by shifting the engine to the other side of its train. It will then take another line to the north, toward a mine located about 60km north of Di... (more)
A world of dust
In late afternoon, a train of sulfuric acid tank cars coming from Chanaral is going to Llanta. It has just passed the city of Diego de Almagro.