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Date: 06/21/22 09:53
FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: masterphots

1.   GE C23-EMP 2604W passes a mine dump truck en transit around Cochrane.  4/6/22.  The truck bed is transported separately.  With escorts these moves are kind of moving traffic jams; when traffic builds up they pull off to let it pass,  then return to occupying the entire highway.
       The train had 60 cars, including boxcars with mineral concentrate from Bolivia,  copper anodes, and suplhuric acid tank cars.

2.   Same train passes remains of the station and water tank at Cerritos Bayos.

3.   Same train nearing Sierra Gorda.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/22 13:36 by masterphots.








Date: 06/21/22 10:00
Re: FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: masterphots

4.  GT42AC 3213W with containers of copper concentrate from BHP Spence mine west of Cumbre.  4/3/22

5.  GT42AC 3207E with empty sulphuric acid tanks east of Cumbre.  4/9/22    These containers are replacing ageing and leaky tank cars.

6.  GT42AC 3201W at Gaviota on 4/2/22.  Train includes copper anodes and loaded suphuric acid tank cars.








Date: 06/22/22 14:20
Re: FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: 86235

Splendid set Alan!



Date: 06/22/22 15:54
Re: FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: pedrop

Very nice location. The desert provides fantastic landscapes for photography.
The trucks is huge. In Brazil we akways moves them disassembled.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Date: 06/22/22 16:04
Re: FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: jofegan

Thanks for posting.
Nice to see railroading through desolate areas.
Is that standard gauge?
--j



Date: 06/22/22 16:51
Re: FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: march_hare

Neat photos. Wow, even for a guy like me, with a background in the mining biz, that is one big truck!



Date: 06/22/22 19:39
Re: FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: masterphots

jofegan Wrote:
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> Thanks for posting.
> Nice to see railroading through desolate areas.
> Is that standard gauge?
> --j


FCAB is meter gauge



Date: 06/22/22 20:29
Re: FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: erielackawanna

Love these - need to get back there. Thanks!



Date: 06/22/22 22:59
Re: FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: E25

'Always enjoy your Atacama photography.  'Nice "sandbox" to play in.

The size of that monster dumper is interesting to compare with the locomotives beside it.

 

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 06/28/22 13:09
Re: FCAB Chile more action on the Atacama Desert
Author: Lackawanna484

Great series of pictures!



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