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)
The valley of El Salado Rio between Llanta and Montandon offers a great diversity of wonderful landscapes. Anxious as we were to capture in our cameras all of the most beautiful spots - and over s... (more)
Two EMDs are hard at work, climbing the grade out of Montandon. Fortunately the location is not very high and the air is not thin. There is enough oxygen so that the power of the prime movers is n... (more)
Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD GR12Location: Encanche, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 401Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: December 17, 2009
Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD GR12Location: Montandon, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 401Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: December 17, 2009
The typical friendliness of Andean railroaders
Railroad: Ferronor ChileLocomotive: EMD GR12ULocation: Chehueque, ChileLocomotive #: Ferronor 406Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: December 15, 2009
Seen at the Empalme Norte Junction from the left to the right:
- Ferronor 410 ex-Dt-13-010, model GM/EMD GR12U, built in 1962 in the USA, builder’s number #26901... (more)
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.
A sulfuric acid tank train in the remote confines of the Andean Mountains...
Hard at work, climbing out of the Los Colorados mine with a full load of iron ore.