Several of SQM's 85-year-old GE boxcabs are still in daily service hauling nitrates to the port town of Tocopilla. Here, 604 ("Viviana") and 607 ("Alejandra") quietly round a horseshoe curve with ... (more)
Crew change in 2009 on engines built circa 1927
Viviana and Alejandra take a sunbath on the Pacific sea shore above the industrious city of Tocopilla
Viviana #604 and Alejandra #607 are going out of the Tocopilla harbour for a morning trip to Barriles with empty cars while a cargo ship is being loaded with potassium nitrate and another one is w... (more)
A GE Box Cab survivor still in regular service: looks like the good fresh air of the Pacific Ocean keeps these elderly ladies healthy.
Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)Locomotive: GE Box CabLocation: Tocopilla, ChileLocomotive #: SQM 604Train ID: -Photo Date: December 10, 2009
An old lady still at work: this unit and its 4 sisters are the only GE Box Cab survivors in regular service today. Built in the mid and late 1920's they are among the oldest electric engines still... (more)