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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby philipmartin » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:12 pm

That engine looks familiar, Benny. We have a few GP40s where I work. Be careful. We almost got a look at the photographer in that rear view mirror. :wink:
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby NorthWest » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:21 pm

Interesting that it is still in lease-fleet paint. Most of the pictures that we see here are from photo charters or are taken in conjunction with the railroad. It would be interesting to learn how much of the power is in the FCA scheme.
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby Benny » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:18 pm

NorthWest wrote: It would be interesting to learn how much of the power is in the FCA scheme.


Explain me, please. I don't understand.

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby David Benton » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:40 pm

I think NorthWest is asking , how many locomotives are still in their original paint scheme, rather than have been painted in Peruvian colors.
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby NorthWest » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:45 pm

Exactly. I know that there were at least some C39-8s that were still in NS or CR schemes but stored out of service or as parts units. Sorry for being unclear.
I'm familiar with the spectacular photography of Jean-Marc Frybourg and a couple others, but I think that he has help from FCA in taking them.
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby Benny » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:34 am

In my knowledge the only locos in NS livery are the two C 39-8 dumped at Tornamesa that I showed back in this topic. Other non standard liveries are the ones of the two SD 40s; other motive power that I've seen is in the classic FCA colours. Yes, mr. Frybourg was accompanied by railroad personnel and were organized special movements with "rare" locos.
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby Benny » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:31 am

Sorry, I was wrong. Just half an hour ago I saw 1030 in a blue livery but I cannot photograph it. First time for me.

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby Benny » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:14 pm

What we feared back in this topic happened this morning, luckily without very bad consequences.
A truck running on the Carretera Central near Santa Clara station turned to the left without watching that the sulfuric acid train was coming and hit the second tanker that derailed whilst the rest of the wagons became uncoupled.
Very very luckily there has not been leaking though traffic in the area gone crazy because of the need to close the Carretera due to the risk of chemical disaster.
And next time?

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby philipmartin » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:58 pm

Thank you for the news from Peru, Benny. My mother was a Peruana, that is, she was born in Lima, (a Limon if I remember what was on her birth certificate correctly.) But she was here in Los Estados Unidos by the time she was a year old.
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby Benny » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:53 am

Few days ago I encountered a freight train standing in Dulanto, waiting for the end of the shunting in the terminals area. The image is againt the light but it was impossible to do different.
D122 1012 a dulanto.jpg


The loco was 1012 and the driver told me that the experiment with CNG ceased because it seems that there were not benefits.
He told me that 1030 has been repainted in blue to be dedicated to the sulphuric acid trains (why?) but is generally used in the northern part of the line with the trains of mineral. I watched it only one time in Callao but I cannot photograph.

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby NorthWest » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:11 am

Nice pic! I like how the stripes look on the short hood. Down a ditch light it appears.


It looks like 1030 was painted in a Conrail tribute scheme. I can't trace the history of 1030 because in their major rebuilding unit histories got lost, but it is possible that it was a former Conrail locomotive. More likely it has to do with the president of RDC being a former Conrail guy.

Some pics online:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/596924/
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/595794/
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/587068/
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/586893/

The dual-fuel test was interesting in that much of the impetus was not just fuel cost but the apparent lack of low-sulfur diesel in Peru.
http://www.rrdc.com/article_07_2006_fcca_dual_fuel_pwr_RGI.pdf
The anti-corrosion effects must not have been as effective as hoped.
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby Benny » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:14 am

A classic sample of the railfan bad luck.
1030, the blue loco, rarely goes to Callao; this evening I saw it with a freight train in a perfect photo​ spot on the bridge over Avenida Alfonso Ugarte, just outside Monserrate station, but 1) it was in the darkness and 2) I was fighting in a terrible traffic jam.
Sgrunt and double sgrunt. :( :( :(

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby David Benton » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:39 am

cest la vie.
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby philipmartin » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:58 pm

David Benton wrote:cest la vie.


English translation, s'il vous plaît. :wink:
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Postby David Benton » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:52 pm

Closest thing is "That's life", but i'm no language expert, i have a hard time translating American.
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