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Date: 03/24/24 09:11
EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: masterphots

Finally, the original livery now has the full lettering.  Of the two units,  only engineer's side of 16012 is still lacking.  Here are 16005/12 at La Roque, Chile yesterday afternoon.  EFE ran a vintage train to one of the Vendimia festivals this time of year.  These are to celebrate the vintage as the grapes are harvested.   In the old days people were invited to join in stomping the grapes.  They still give demonstrations at some wineries.  In general a good time is had by all and the vino tinto flows freely.

The photo was taken during the train layover and it was being watered.  The loading platform couldn't be moved (I asked).  The line is a tree tunnel for most of the area around rhe wineries so having sun made for a decent photo.  The chase back to Santiago was great.....as usual with film my
results won't be known until April or so.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/24 09:15 by masterphots.




Date: 03/24/24 13:46
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: SvenMolson

Green and yellow and we have a White Pass unit. 

sven



Date: 03/24/24 14:03
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: a737flyer

The last time I was in Santiago, I visited a really terrific railroad museum with several beautifully restored steam locomotives that, I believe, were imported from the US.  Well worth seeing.



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Date: 03/24/24 18:44
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: masterphots

Still there in Quinta Normal park and well maintained.   Also arranged so photograpaphy of each is possible.  Most all steam classes are represented with builders from the US, England, Germany, Japan among others.  Most of the newer and,bigger steam was built mostly in Japan, as well as some 4-8-2s from Montreal Loco Works.  The older classes came from the US and England.    The old passenger roundhouse at San Euegenio houses EFE's collection of operable vintage diesels and a few electrics.

To me, the prize exhibit is the Kitson-Meyer rack engine.  Photos below.  Used on the meter gauge Trans Andine line between Los Andes, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina.  Argentine railroad also had such engines on their end.  A 20 mile remnant of the line remains in service today,  serving the Codelco Andino copper mine.  A second Kitson is stored at Fepasa Los Andes shops.  There has been talk over the years of restoring it to operation but as always,  money is the issue.



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Date: 03/25/24 14:27
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: needles_sub

masterphots Wrote:
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> Still there in Quinta Normal park and well
> maintained.   Also arranged so photograpaphy of
> each is possible.  Most all steam classes are
> represented with builders from the US, England,
> Germany, Japan among others.  Most of the newer
> and,bigger steam was built mostly in Japan, as
> well as some 4-8-2s from Montreal Loco Works. 
> The older classes came from the US and England. 
>   The old passenger roundhouse at San Euegenio
> houses EFE's collection of operable vintage
> diesels and a few electrics.
>
> To me, the prize exhibit is the Kitson-Meyer rack
> engine.  Photos below.  Used on the meter gauge
> Trans Andine line between Los Andes, Chile and
> Mendoza, Argentina.  Argentine railroad also had
> such engines on their end.  A 20 mile remnant of
> the line remains in service today,  serving the
> Codelco Andino copper mine.  A second Kitson is
> stored at Fepasa Los Andes shops.  There has been
> talk over the years of restoring it to operation
> but as always,  money is the issue.


Now that would have been a sight to see operating.



Date: 03/27/24 04:58
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: E25

Great presentation, Alan.  I agree with your assessment of the Kitson-Meyer rack engine... wonderful combination of mechanical beauty and function.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 03/27/24 06:54
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: bobwilcox

These rack engines are incredible.

Bob Wilcox
Charlottesville, VA
My Flickr Shots



Date: 04/03/24 19:51
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: BoilingMan

Really nice looking locomotives!  Sure hope to see them when I get down there!
SR



Date: 04/03/24 23:37
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: JimBaker

Great shots of  theTrans-Andine Rack 0-8+8-0T giants!

What do the initials C T C stand for?

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



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Date: 04/05/24 07:13
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: masterphots

They're 0-8-0+0-6-0T wheel arrangement

FCTC is  Ferrocarril Transandine Chile



Date: 04/08/24 18:27
Re: EFE Chile shovel noses are lettered
Author: callum_out

That rather and  unique snow plow tells a story, thanks for the shots of that locomotive, nice change
from what we normally see up here.

Out 



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