The Encanche station is still used as passing place, but only for diesel trains. So the remnants of the steam era are no longer used, but still there. Even if we are here in one of the earth's dri... (more)
Incredible to see a railway in these grounds. 3.9% steep the line to Potrerillos is somehow glued into the loose rock slopes of the Río Salado valley. Here GR12U #93 and a sister unit are hard wor... (more)
Along the Río Salado Codelco owned and Ferronor leased GR12U #93 and a sister unit are hauling a mixed train with loaded copper ore cars and empty sulfuric acid tank cars up to Potrerillos.
Before getting to the steep grade between Montandon and Potrerillos, trains often make a cooling stop in the old Montandon station. Even if the steep 3.9% is still ahead, the previous section is n... (more)
While chasing a train up to the Potrerillos copper refinery through the valley we have found some green flora in the middle of the desert. The horses were unaware of us and the train which was sho... (more)