Lima to Huancayo

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bsd_mike
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Lima to Huancayo

Postby bsd_mike » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:28 pm

I never seem to get a chance to post anymore, but a few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be able to ride a special
train in Peru. The train went through the Andes, from Lima to Huancayo. The scenery was spectacular on what used to be the highest railway in the world.

The tracks are being improved as mining is super important in the region.

Here are some photos. Sorry for the odd sizes, I had to chop them up a bit for a newsletter.

The train runs 6 times per year...if you plan on taking it, get into shape..the high altitudes do odd things to you!

-Mike
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As I said, the scenery was spectacular!
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This locomotive looks like an old Rio Grande or SP, if I don't miss my guess.
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These look familiar..
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Mark D
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Re: Lima to Huancayo

Postby Mark D » Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:43 pm

Wow! That top photo looks like a very tight curve, or is that an illusion?
Any more photo's?
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Re: Lima to Huancayo

Postby Fitz » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:20 pm

Thanks for those, Mike. Sounds like you had quite an adventure, something few of us would get to experience.
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bsd_mike
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Re: Lima to Huancayo

Postby bsd_mike » Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:34 pm

Yes, the curves are very tight.
The coaches are very short compared to US standards...and the wheels and brakes were screaming a lot through the mountains!
-Mike


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