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)
Using big stones to rerail the hi-rail
The top of a train on the top of the world - at 4781 m / 15686 ft above sea level
Inside the summit tunnel near the Galera entrance. For more information about this tunnel, please refer to picture 343896.
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)
This westbound loaded train fights the difficult grades of the Andes, approaching the Galera summit amidst towering mountains of 6000m / 20,000 ft height.
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)
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)
The upper level of the only (double) switchback on the Oroya to Cerro de Pasco line
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)
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.
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)
"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)