In Galera, the Andean summit of the FCCA line, a strong and cold wind blows on the Peruvian flag while an ageing GE (built in Brazil) poses for a postcard shot.
Galera, "Altura 15681 pies"
This is the railroad summit of the Andes, 2nd highest railroad summit on Earth.
4.5 % at 4500 m15000 feet above sea level
A red engine travels in an incredibly red landscape high in the Andes.
About 4550 m / 15000 feet above sea level, and still climbing !
1001 and her train snaking alongside the valley and climbing towards Casapalca
Red on red
At 4682 m / 159689 ft above sea level, a General Electric C30M-3 (rebuilt in Brazil) emerges from the summit tunnel of the Central Andino Railroad, the highest... (more)
Here is the East portal of the Galera tunnel. At 4782 m / 15689 ft, this is the highest railroad tunnel in the world. The sign on the right reads: "The speed on en... (more)
A famous summit
Galera was the highest railroad station in the world before the opening of the Tibet railroad. Note that the summit section of the “Central Andino” was inaugurate... (more)
Ernesto Copello and Van Brooklyn
This bridge was formerly called Van Brooklyn. Today, it bears the name of Ernesto Copello, a Central Andino railroad worker now deceased. The bri... (more)