Ferrocarril Central Andino

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Post by NorthWest » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:48 pm

Oh wow. Thanks for this, Benny, and hopefully none will fall on anything important!

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Post by Benny » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:27 pm

Today in the afternoon the railroad has been cleared so I think services returned normal.
Officially the cause of the fall has been wind but I had an interesting chat with a person very inside on this business and seems that the real cause has been the fault of maintenance; the hanging between the column and the panel has been corroded by the nice Lima weather.
More, that advertising apparatus has not any permission or licence to be there.
But the worst thing is that Lima administration is checking the more or less 500 advertising posts in the metropolitan area and only 32 resulted regular with all the permissions and structural approvals!

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Post by David Benton » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:30 pm

If you stop posting , Benny , I 'll come to Lima to look for you under a fallen advertising banner!.
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Post by Benny » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:32 pm

:-D :-D Don't worry, David: my head is pure Italian marble! :-D :-D

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Post by Benny » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:16 am

Just one hour ago I've seen 705, fresh of repainting, at the head of a containers train to the harbour (no photos because it was nearly 1 am).
This loco is another jt26cw2b, sister of 701, and the last time I saw this unit has been approximately four years ago being dismantled at Chosica depot. I imagined it was for scrapping but instead, with biblic times, it has been overhauled.
Probably someone understood that, without a turntable in Patio Central, a double cab loco is useful for the last stretch.
It's the second time in few days that I see a containers train, never seen before. Hope for a traffic increase.

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Post by Martin Baumann » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:36 pm

701 was originally 706 The original 701 was wrecked in a derailment 1/29/2002

These locomotives are higher powered versions of the Irish 071 Class (JT22CW)

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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Post by Benny » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:44 pm

The first (my) image of the revived 705, taken some days ago in Callao with very low light. Just as a document.
D154 705 in Dulanto.jpg
Yesterday instead, I was in the market when heared the horn of a train. Quick going out and I realized this nice image of 701 with empty gondolas coming from the Patio Central. Note the clear and blue sky, not so obvious here, and the typical mototaxis.
D155 701 atras minka.jpg
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Re: Ferrocarril Central Andino

Post by Benny » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:53 am

Few days ago, at sundown time, I was passing the level crossing near the Patio Central and sought a standing train that was waiting to enter there.
Turning the head, I encountered on the other side another train that was waiting the liberation of the track to depart, so, although I was in hurry, started the "all other matters can wait" moment.
This is the sulphuric acid empties train hauled by the redivive 705 that was waiting on the track between the two terminals to return back to Cajamarquilla refinery.
D156 705 atalaya.jpg
Instead this is the mineral concentrate train that is entering into the Patio Central at the back of 701....
D 157 701 y 1001 ingreso patio.jpg
...and 1001, the first of the C30M3, that I sought for the first time because generally works on the higher part of the railroad. Surely not a great photo but better than nothing.
D158 1001 ingreso patio central.jpg
To be noted that the idiot that was driving the truck in the background of the second image tried to pass before the train. Luckily his vehicle has good brakes!

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