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Date: 08/04/22 11:28
Fepasa Chile chase this morning
Author: masterphots

Before our son Sebastian returns to university next week,  I talked him into joining me this morning for a local train chase. When I say local,  where we shot is about 75 miles from home in Santiago.   As scheduled,  we caught the westbound copper concentrate empties returning from the smelter at Ventanas to the loadout near Montenegro.  This operation services the Anglo-American Las Bronces mine high in the Andes.  Today the train was pulled by SD40-2 #3302,  ex-BNSF 6385, originally C&S 6385.  It's a long way from its former Denver base.  Here are a few of his digital photos along the short segment of the 120- mile line that is perfectly lit by the midwinter morning sun.  As always dad was shooting slides.

1.  A couple of miles east of Colmo
2   Nearing Manzanar
3.  Downtown Carolomo 



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 08/25/22 08:10 by masterphots.








Date: 08/04/22 23:03
Re: Fepasa Chile chase this morning
Author: krm152

Very nice scenic series.  Thanks for your photo posting.
ALLEN



Date: 08/05/22 08:24
Re: Fepasa Chile chase this morning
Author: mile250

Top photo, near rail: What is making all those vertical shadows? Too close for excess weld material.



Date: 08/05/22 10:01
Re: Fepasa Chile chase this morning
Author: masterphots

Correction....I had the wrong photo with my earlier comment.  Shadows from high-tension wires and towers cropped out of the photo posted.   Nothing from the rail.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/22 13:16 by masterphots.



Date: 08/05/22 18:26
Re: Fepasa Chile chase this morning
Author: jgilmore

mile250 Wrote:
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> Top photo, near rail: What is making all those
> vertical shadows? Too close for excess weld
> material.

Thought the same thing, and only on the one rail and not the other...

JG



Date: 08/05/22 20:28
Re: Fepasa Chile chase this morning
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE!!

Larry



Date: 08/06/22 04:41
Re: Fepasa Chile chase this morning
Author: pedrop

Very nice trains. Here in my area we also have trains of concentrate that use gondolas covered with canvas too.

Posted from Android

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



Date: 08/06/22 07:34
Re: Fepasa Chile chase this morning
Author: masterphots

pedrop Wrote:
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> Very nice trains. Here in my area we also have
> trains of concentrate that use gondolas covered
> with canvas too.
>
> Posted from Android

This is the only one;  all others now use sealed containers to keep dust and other particulates from blowing off the trains.



Date: 08/11/22 16:13
Re: Fepasa Chile chase this morning
Author: 86235

Nice set Alan



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