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Photo ID: 710071

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Tamboraque, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 16, 2019

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Photo ID: 709412

They work very hard at high altitudes to make the FCCA trains running on one of the most difficult railroads in the world. They are the Central Andino Railroaders.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C30M-3
Location: San Jeronimo De Surco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 19, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 09, 2019

Views: 1,661
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Photo ID: 709317

There are many tunnels on the Lima - La Oroya line, but they are not very long. Surprisinly, the longest one is not the summit (Galera) tunnel (only 1177m / 3863 ft). It is the Balta tunnel with 1... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: San Jeronimo De Surco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 08, 2019

People's Choice 1

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Photo ID: 709266

The end of the Cacray Arriba switchback track is a one-ended tunnel. The engine is pushing its tain into the tunnel in order to free the turnout before resuming its journey upward.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 07, 2019

Views: 1,354
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 709059

“If you can’t find anywhere to lay the track on, you’ll have to hang it on balloons”

It is hard to properly reflect in picture how breathtaking and impressive this railroad ... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Tamboraque, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 05, 2019

Views: 1,893
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Favorited: 10


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Photo ID: 708972

Flame thrower: just a natural occurence in thin air at 4758 m (15610 ft).

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Ticlio, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 05, 2019

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Photo ID: 708846

At km 129, the canyon becomes narrow. The next tunnel uphill is the #34 whose exit is dug in the face of a vertical cliff, right in front of the famous "Puente Infiernillo" bridge.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: San Mateo, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 03, 2019

Screener's Choice

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Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 708701

Reaching 4000 meters

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 02, 2019

Views: 837
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 708698

Mountain climber

At Km 148, the uphill train appears on the side of the cliff, out of a sharp curve. It is climbing at about 30km/h (19 mph), the max speed for uphill trains on the... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chicla, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 02, 2019

Views: 1,105
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Photo ID: 708680

Meet me at Viso Abajo: an uphill train passes the Viso bridges while a downhill waits in the Viso siding. This is not very high on the line. The altitude is only 2650 m (8700 ft).

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Matucana, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 21, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 02, 2019

Views: 1,430
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Favorited: 5


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Photo ID: 708634

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 02, 2019

Views: 1,050
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 708598

Tunnel 33 uphill exit: Km 129.91, Alt. 3313m (10870 ft)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: San Mateo, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2019

Views: 682
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 708597

At 3567 m (11703 ft) above sea level, less oxygen in the air means that the fuel does not properly burn in the prime mover. A flame may burst out of the exhaust stack when accelerating at low spee... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Rio Blanco, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2019

Views: 3,068
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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 708554

Climbing the Andes Cordillera, this train has passsed the Tamboraque and Aruri switchbacks, around km123, at about 3100 m asl (10170 ft). The track that can be seen below the nose of the engine ha... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Tamboraque, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 20, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 01, 2019

Views: 1,185
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 708479

At about 4740 m asl (15550 ft), the FCCA 1012 has an EOT device attached because it is shoving on the rear, with another engine on the head end of the train.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casapalca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1012
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 15, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Aug 31, 2019

Views: 1,331
Comments: 0

Favorited: 24
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