Where the North Atacama Desert gives way to the Andes foothils, a sunrise starts lighting a train that started its journey at the Toquepala mine at night. The train will reach its destination, the... (more)
SPCC 61 appears in a curve during a brillant sunrise on the high desert. The train is loaded with precious copper ore coming from one of the mammoth mines in the nearby area (Cuajone or Toquepala)... (more)
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The neverending task of sand removal: permament silting occurs due to the nature of the terrain - the right of way is built on a sand dune - and the winds blowing fro... (more)
Descending from the Andes, going to the Port of Ilo, the train will soon enter the cloud zone that is a clear indication of the proximity of the cold Pacific Ocean waters. The sky is strikingly bl... (more)
SPCC 42 (built Oct 1975, builder number GE 40374) gets some light maintenance right in the yard. Nearby, the GP9 #25 built in April 1960 (builder number EMD 25778) shows its strong protection plat... (more)
This GP9 was built in October 1958 (builder number 24741). It carries an old SPCC blue livery.
Dust railroadingEngulfed in a cloud of dust, SPCC 60 travels toward the port of Ilo in the North Atacama Desert.
Climbing the Andes toward the Cuajone copper mine at dusk