RailPictures.Net Photo: Ferronor 426 Ferronor Chile EMD GR12U at Empalme Norte, Chile by Jean-Marc Frybourg
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» December 15, 2009
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Desert meet

Seen at the Empalme Norte Junction from the left to the right:
- Ferronor 410 ex-Dt-13-010, model GM/EMD GR12U, built in 1962 in the USA, builder’s number #26901, 1425HP
- Ferronor 601 is a JT26CW-2B, 3000HP, a rare bird with an interesting history – see below
- Ferronor 418 ex-Dt-13-018, model GM/EMD GR12U, built in 1962 in the USA, builder’s number #26909, 1425HP
- Ferronor 426 ex-706, model GM/EMD GR12U, built in 1966 in the USA, builder’s number #31730, 1425HP

About the Ferronor #601:
This is a unique locomotive. It was built in 1986 by Villares in Brazil under EMD license as a 3000HP engine with 2 cabs for the Peruvian ENAFER company. ENAFER became the Ferrocarril Central Andino after privatization. It was part of a 5-units series, numbered 701-705. On the picture 186156 you can see the 2-cab version in FCCA livery. The 601 was formerly the ENAFER 703 built 05/86. Further to a “Senderoso Luminoso” terrorist attack, it got severely damaged and one of the cabs was destroyed. It was sold to Ferronor and rebuilt in Argentina in 2005/2006 by Tracfer in the Alta Cordoba shops as a single cab engine with dynamic brakes. The “J” in JT26 means 2 cabs so when it was rebuilt with one cab it needed a new type name. It was called a GT26CU-2M. It took me quite some Internet search to piece together that story. Should you identify errors, please be so kind and tell me - thanks in advance.

Click here to see the nice pictures of my friend Markus Fischer taken on the same trip.
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