Both trains are going down the slope, i.e. they are coming from La Oroya and they are going to Lima. The train on the lower level, with FCCA 1009 is moving backward, going away from the photograph... (more)
Huayco is an old Quechua word meaning depth, or valley. A huayco is a typical Andean landslide and avalanche of rocks, earth, mud, water and sometimes snow. It is trig... (more)
Negotiating the intermediate level of the Viso double switchback, this train is going away from the photographer (backward and downward) between the Viso Arriba switch and the Viso Abajo switch. T... (more)
The church of Chicla stands in front of the 2 levels of the Chicla-Saltucana switchback. The train is going backwards and the engine is pushing its train on the 4.5 km (3 miles) intermediate level... (more)
Typical of the Central Andino, here is a double switchback. The engine stays coupled and pushes or retains its train backwards on the intermediate level. Thus this trai... (more)
FCCA 1009 is shunting the passenger car "Paquita"
This is the south-west side of the famous Infiernillo bridge.
Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)Locomotive: GE C30M-3Location: San Mateo, PeruLocomotive #: FCCA 1009Train ID: -Photo Date: September 05, 2010