This train is coming from La Oroya. It has just passed the double switchbacks Zig-Zag Abajo and Zig-Zag Arriba that can be seen on the right of the picture and resumes its journey to Cerro de Pasc... (more)
Peruvian altiplano landscape near Junin (4107 m / 13474 ft asl).
The La Oroya - Cerro de Pasco freight train travels on the shore of the Lake Chinchaycocha on the Altiplano with the Andean Cordillera in the background. The altitude is 4215 m (13830 ft).
The 2 Zig-zag switchbacks, Zig-Zag Abajo (below) and Zig-Zag Arriba (above) are the only ones on the La Oroya to Cerro de Pasco line. While the train is ready to move uphill at Zig-Zag Arriba, the... (more)
On the Andean Altiplano at an altitude of 4214m (13825 ft) right behind the Cordillera, a shepherd and his dog watch after their sheep with a freight bound for Cerro de Pasco in the background. Vi... (more)