• Ferrocarril Central Andino

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by NorthWest
 
Yay!

Any sign of the new C40-8Ws?
  by Benny
 
Sorry, nothing. But for me it's difficult to go at Chosica depot.
A doubt came to my mind: could C40-8Ws be donors to reinstate the double cab locos?

Ciao :wink:
  by NorthWest
 
Ah. They are probably for parts, but not for the double ended ones. Those are EMDs.

My guess is they're for the GEs up in the mountains.
  by Benny
 
There is in Lima a degradated place, between the factories of Avenida Argentina and the River Rimac, named Mirones Bajo and from a long time I wanted to take a photo there.
This afternoon I was driving on the road parallel to the rails thinking "when I am here there are not circulations or, in case of a train, it's night...." but, lifting the eyes, I saw a triangle of lights.
Car badly parked, a quick run that included a tumble, crossing of the railroad and this the result: 702 and 539 alone going to Callao.
IMG_20200708_152836.jpg
Ciao :wink:
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  by NorthWest
 
Always nice when a plan comes together.
  by Benny
 
Surely not a great shot (taken by the phone from the market parking) but it's first time that I see two 700s double-heading a train.
For the history, they were 701 and 705 hauling an ore train to the Patio Central.
701+705 concentrato Minka rid. .jpg
Ciao :wink:
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  by NorthWest
 
Nice! They look good.
  by Benny
 
Another market-photo. I was putting the shopping into the car when I heard a horn.
Potatoes, onions, meat and fish thrown in some way into the car, a quick run to go outside before the wardens close the level crossing and this is the result.
Pp rid 701 vuoti Minka .jpg
Incidentally, watching the black smoke on the right, seems that 701 is in need of a good cleaning to the injection system.

Ciao :wink:
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  by Benny
 
Note that the "pito" sign is the equivalent of the "whistle" one.

Ciao :wink:
  by Benny
 
David Benton wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:35 am Sounds like you may have discovered a new food preparation method , Benny !
Yes, it's named "fool railfan'ssoup". :-D :-D :-D

Ciao :wink:
  by Benny
 
The industrial and low working class Carmen de la Legua district of Callao is longitudinally cut by the railroad that generally runs on an embankment that is also used as small garden and walkway. Today I encountered 701 and 1014 hauling an empty wagons train from the Patio Central. Not an excellent image (casually I heard the train and tried to shot it) but it's interesting for the location.
701+1014 vuoti C Legua Pp rid. .jpg
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  by Benny
 
Today in the morning, passing a level crossing in the Carmen de la Legua district, I saw a "strange thing" approaching to me.
Badly parked as usual, came draisine #9 with a rail welding mini train that, because of various disturbing elements, I shooted exactly on the LC.
Draisina 9 C. Legua Pp rid .jpg
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  by Benny
 
An horrible photo (I couldn't do better) but I post it because of the very interesting subject.

This morning the empties train passed at the usual place at the back of the market being hauled by 533 and 1024 (the last one not in perfect condition).
533 is an EMD GR12 built in 1965 as #33 for the Cerro de Pasco mining company that owned the railroad between the omonym town and La Oroya where it connects with the Ferrocarril Central.
In 1974 the firm was nationalised as Centromin and, when re-privatized, the line and part of the rolling stock were absorbed by FCCA (a sister loco is 801, with a modified cab).
From the images that I've seen, 533 has been nearly ever used on its native place, mainly for shunting, and indeed, along my time here, I saw it only another time, shunting at the back of Patio Central, but it was around midnight so this is the first shot to this machine.
A rare piece.
533+1024 vuoti Minka 1 pp.jpg
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