The Andean Explorer has just started its journey to Cuzco, travelling alongside the famous Titicaca Lake with the city of Puno in the background. This is the highest commercially navigable lake in... (more)
The Andean Explorer is ready for departure in Puno, bound for Cuzco. Rich tourists can enjoy riding trains while locals do not benefit from any train service. They travel by bus.
This empty tank train is about to enter the Mollendo station. Mollendo was formerly a passenger station. It is now a freight terminal, used mostly for petroleum products.
The castle in th... (more)
The cliffs above Matarani
In southern Peru, the Matarani – Arequipa line starts at sea level, climbs a coastal cliff and then travels on a flat desert. The first 30 kilometers (1... (more)
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This tank train was filled with petroleum products in the Pacific port of Mollendo. It is seen in the outskirts of Mollendo, at the end of a sunny day, starting its ... (more)
ALCO 551 from 1962 with a TUT charter on the shore of Lake Titicaca, on about 3800 m a.s.l.
In the foreground boats built with Totora reed, typical for Titicaca lake.
Perurail Alco DL-543B 551 (ALCO 84041/1961) in the original Enafer colors with a charter of "Trains Unlimited Tours" is tackling the grade from Arequipa up to Crucero Alto (4477 m a.s.l.) and Puno... (more)
PeruRail Alco 551 from 1961 with a charter for TUT on the highest point (4319 m/14166 ft a.s.l.) of the Puno to Cuzco line in the Andes.
Peru Rail (former Enafer Peru) General Motors GT26CW-2 (built 1981) with a freight in Arequipa, in the background 5822 metre high volcano Misti.
Seen waiting in the station for the next load to Machu Picchu. The heavy police prescence was due to political rioting in Cuzco.
Hiram Bingham train, ready to depart for Machu Picchu - the location of the new 7th Wonder of the World.
The Andean Explorer bound for Puno comes down from the summit through the deserted landscape.