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Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by Benny
 
Sometimes a grey sky can helps to take photos that with good weather aren't possible; e.g. this one would be completely against the light in case of blue sky.
701+treno acido PL Palla ppr ..jpg
In the morning i found 701 at the head of the sulphuric acid train in Callao area renowned for the elegance of the of its villas, as can be seen on the left of the loco.

Ciao :wink:
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  by Benny
 
From a short video that I sent to my friends I extracted this shot.
701 isolata dietro a Minka.jpg
What is interesting is not the loco alone but the manner in which was moving.
Yesterday, hearing a coming train, I've gone out of the market place but, ready to photograph, a noisy client made me a mobile call and I lost the shot to 1024 at the head of the sulphuric acid train.
A little angry, I was crossing the track to return inside when heard another horn and, lifting eyes, appeared 702 that was following the train in driving-at-sight mode. Various times I saw trains with a loco at the back to simplify shunting at Callao but it has been the first time that I saw a loco "hunting" a train.

Ciao :wink:
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  by Benny
 
Today, around noon, I saw a freight train approaching Monserrate station and hauled by one of the C40-8Ws arrived some times ago. And that is very impressive.
I couldn't take neither the number nor photos because was fighting with the "fluid" traffic of a before-Christmas Saturday but that one was probably one of the first services because the FCCA livery was shining.
What could be interesting to know is: given the bought of these two locos and the reinstatement of three double-cab machines, is the company watching for a traffic increase or simply wants to sideline some of the actual ones?
Well, after this new, our friend NorthWest will invite me a glass of beer.

Ciao :wink:
  by NorthWest
 
I most certainly will, Benny! Glad things are staying interesting down there, and that the C40-8Ws are active in FCCA paint.
  by Benny
 
Arriving at the calle Palla level crossing, in Callao, I saw it blocked by a standing train so turned and followed the track to go to another level crossing. And, on the road, I took this image of 705 at the head of the train.
705+misto Dulanto 3.jpg
To be noted that the train was not stopped for a real circulation need but to give to the crew the chance of buying breakfast in a nearby small restaurant, as it's showed by the little bag in the hands of the walking warden.

Ciao :wink:
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