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Photo ID: 717409

Westbound going in the direction of Lima, FCCA 1016 is climbing the East side of the Andes Range after leaving La Oroya, following the Rio Yauli (Yauli River). The train is unusually long, which r... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: La Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 04, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 717079

Using big stones to rerail the hi-rail

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: Hi-rail truck
Location: Yauli, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: August 16, 2019


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 20, 2019

Views: 2,197
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Photo ID: 717078

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Casaracra, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 01, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 20, 2019

Views: 1,680
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 502337

The top of a train on the top of the world - at 4781 m / 15686 ft above sea level

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: La Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Oct 16, 2014

Views: 9,151
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Photo ID: 374478

Inside the summit tunnel near the Galera entrance. For more information about this tunnel, please refer to picture 343896.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 09, 2011

Views: 7,470
Comments: 3

Favorited: 21


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Photo ID: 374453

Maximum

These ex-NS (or Conrail?) units are now used under conditions that are a far cry from the work they did in the US, where the most difficult grades - and highest mountains... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: La Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 09, 2011

Views: 5,028
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Photo ID: 374245

This westbound loaded train fights the difficult grades of the Andes, approaching the Galera summit amidst towering mountains of 6000m / 20,000 ft height.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 07, 2011

Views: 3,829
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Photo ID: 374178

4780 m above sea level - 15680 ft

A westbound loaded train slowly reaches the summit of the Andes. At such heights, the power of the engines is reduced. The Galera summit station... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Galera, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 06, 2011

Views: 3,571
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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 366872

Back and forth

This is the double switchback called Zig-zag Abajo and Zig-Zag Arriba. Abajo means down or below, and Arriba means up or above. These switchbacks are the only ones... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: La Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 01, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Jun 24, 2011

Views: 11,247
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Photo ID: 362690

The upper level of the only (double) switchback on the Oroya to Cerro de Pasco line

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Zig-Zag Arriba, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 01, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 07, 2011

Views: 4,633
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Favorited: 17


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Photo ID: 362652

ˇ Independencia !

Fought on August 6 1824 in the highlands of the Junín Region, the battle of Junin was a turning point in the Peruvian war for independence between the Spanish r... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Chacamarca, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 01, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: May 07, 2011

Views: 6,063
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 361495

Setting the brakes on a rake of brand new sulfuric acid tankers at night, they meet with supervisor John Lopez and talk about their next moves.

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Junin, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: April 01, 2011


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Apr 24, 2011

Views: 4,240
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 343883

Andean painting series – The 1016 and 1018 at Rumichaca

At 4390 m above sea level, FCCA 1016 and 1018, both ex NS Dash8-39C, are climbing the difficult grade (4.27%) on the east ... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Nov 03, 2010

Views: 11,162
Comments: 1

Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 338153

"Candela" on the Andes Cordillera

At 4387m / 14393ft above sea level, FCCA 1016 and 1018, both ex NS Dash8-39C, are climbing the harsh slopes (4.27%) on the east side of the An... (more)

Railroad: FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino)
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Oroya, Peru
Locomotive #: FCCA 1016
Train ID: -
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Jean-Marc Frybourg

Added: Sep 17, 2010

Views: 9,961
Comments: 5

Favorited: 43
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