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Date: 04/11/22 10:05
More FCAB Chile action on the Atacama Desert
Author: masterphots

All taken last week by L. Paschen,   aka Senora Miller.   The photos show the three commodities that FCAB hauls.

1.  One-off end cab GR12 1408 eastbound with sulphuric acid tank cars at Cumbre
2.  GT42AC 3213-12 westbound with copper anodes at Baquedano
3.  GE C23-EMP 2604 westbound with the Bolivian boxcars as it nears Sierra Gorda.  These cars carry metal concentrates which are loaded into containers for export at Portozuelo, Chile.



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 04/13/22 02:38 by masterphots.








Date: 04/12/22 19:01
Re: More FCAB Chile action on the Atacama Desert
Author: JimBaker

OK! Alan,
What is a BAQUEDANO ??

Thank the little woman for some great pictures.

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 04/12/22 19:23
Re: More FCAB Chile action on the Atacama Desert
Author: masterphots

The name of the town.   Both Ferronor and FCAB pass through on each side of a large station. It's the location of the Ferronor shops, and an ancient roundhouse with some steam loco relics.   An FN  Baldwin 2-8-2 based there is/was somewhat operable (short distances)  and has been used on excursions for a few miles out of town.   Ferronor has a new acid haul contract which will result in much more traffic as well as new EMD units based there.   Then there's the FN line to Argentina which sees a bit of traffic.



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Date: 04/16/22 13:29
Re: More FCAB Chile action on the Atacama Desert
Author: E25

Fascinating images... almost a sci-fi aura to them.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 04/17/22 13:25
Re: More FCAB Chile action on the Atacama Desert
Author: 86235

JimBaker Wrote:
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> What is a BAQUEDANO ??
>
Not what, who. He was the C in C of Chilean forces during the War of the Pacific, and very briefly president.



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