A disused water tower still stands in the Matucana station as a reminder of the steam era.
Climbing the last mile to the summit tunnel at about 4750m asl (15584 ft).
All tracks are busy on the Chicla switchback, thus complicating the flow of trains. The situation requires that trains pass the switchback by cutting them in several car batches. The picture shows... (more)
NS 8566 at 12800 feet above sea level
A portrait of John Lopez, a skilled and very kind senior Peruvian engineer at the helm of an ex-NS GE Dash 8-39C. FCCA 1029 is ex-NS 8566 as c... (more)
John Lopez, senior FCCA engineer (inspector) runs his train backwards, pushing his freight cars with no visibility on the track forward. Thus he relies on the eyes of his colleague railroader stan... (more)
Uphill train passing the massive Carrion Bridge
Uphill train approaching the huge "Puente Carrion" bridge
The night is falling on the mining city of Casapalca at 4154 m asl (13630 ft). A downhill train loaded with ore concentrates from the many mines in the area has stopped for a crew change and will ... (more)