RailPictures.Net Photo: FCCA 1010 FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino) GE C30M-3 at San Bartolome, Peru by Jean-Marc Frybourg
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» FCCA (Ferrocaril Central Andino) (more..)
» GE C30M-3 (more..)
» Central Andino Railway Callao-La Oroya - km76 (more..)
» San Bartolome, Peru (more..)
» December 04, 2009
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» FCCA 1010 (more..)
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» Jean-Marc Frybourg (more..)
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The village is called Tornamesa, meaning turntable, but the station is San Bartolomé. All locomotives must be turned to continue their journey uphill or downhill cab first. But the turntable is not motorized and it is filled with stagnating water. Thus this scene is repeated many times per day. This is on Peru's standard gauge 369 miles long Ferrocaril Central, definitely the toughest and most spectacular railway in the world, and in addition one of the highest. In scarcely 108 miles it climbs from sea level at the Port of El Callao to 15675 feet / 4781 meters at Galera... more to come!
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