Two EMDs are hard at work, climbing the grade out of Montandon. Fortunately the location is not very high and the air is not thin. There is enough oxygen so that the power of the prime movers is n... (more)
The line comes from the bottom of the valley that can be seen below the front of the engine.
The photographer comes from the zigzaging trail that can be seen above the ex... (more)
Ageing EMD Exports products working upgrade full throttle in the stunningly beautiful Andes.
Mountain climbing on a 4%+ grade. This is the spectacular - and most inaccessible ! - section between Montandón and Potrerillos. The tank cars bring sulfuric acid to the Potrerillos copper complex... (more)
This is one of the most spectacular railroads that I have ever seen. It climbs the Andes Precordillera up to 2850 meters / 9350 ft. It is a meter gauge line, similar to most other Chilean lines. I... (more)