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Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
Quite a shake you had there , Benny. hope there's not too much damage to your property, etc.
  by Benny
 
Don't worry, thanks.
The hearthquake has been well far away from Lima.
I realised it happened only because a friend told me.
Instead my sister in law, that lives 2 miles from my home, fell out of the bed.

Ciao :wink:
  by NorthWest
 
Good to hear from you, Benny!
Understand the busyness. Good photo, though!
  by Benny
 
Ha ha ha ha, no, the loco whistle is not like Ella Fitzgerald's voice. And track was inclined before of the hearthquake. :-D :-D :-D

Ciao :wink:
  by Benny
 
D144 539 in manovra a Desamparados.jpg
539 manovra a desamparados.jpg
Those ones seem images from a US short line.
Instead we are in Lima city centre, just at the back of the Presidential House. In this stretch the railroad runs along the Rimac river shore and the gate you can see is the entrance of the Monserrate station.
Passing on the above bridge I saw a loco moving and had the luck of encountering a nearby parking for my car because the area where I shooted is prohibited to cars being the entrance to the House.
As usual are images taken in some manner with the phone, take them only as documents.
539, a EMD G22CW built under licence by Valleres of Brazil in 1991, is normally used only for shunting and sidings and was being put at the back of a freight train to Callao, probably to simplify operations in the Patio Central.
Please note the "nice" weather; this year humidity is terrible, only fault fishes swimming in the air.

Ciao. :wink:
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  by NorthWest
 
539 is a more conventional-looking EMD G series. Looks nice.
  by Benny
 
It's extremely rare that C 30 M3s come down to Callao.
Last week, crossing the railroad at the usual place of Avenida Faucett, I sought the lights of a train an quickly abandoned car and wife.
I have been near a road accident but it has been well worth: not only the train was hauled by one of those locos but it was 1009, a unit that I never saw before. This time the train was escorted by two bikers of the railroad police.
And, after the train, I beared with resignation the bollocking from my wife, abandoned in a hot place by her stupid husband! :-D :-D
The image has been extrapolated from a short film made by the phone, sorry for quality.
D146 1009 PL Faucett.jpg
Ciao :wink:
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  by NorthWest
 
Ah, the things we suffer for our hobby...

Always nice to catch something new!
  by Benny
 
Crossing the railroad, I saw (and heard) a train coming up and shooted my best, until now, image of 701.
It was an empties cars train that was slowly going from the Patio Central to Monserrate Station with 1023 dead in train and the image has been taken in Callao at the back of Minka shopping center.
Note that it was 11.45 am and I needed to enlight the photo because it was dark.
D147 701+1023 Minka.jpg
Ciao :wink:
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  by NorthWest
 
Clearly two feet shorter than the SD40 behind it, too!

The track area looks surprisingly clean.
  by Benny
 
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In this bad image (taken with my ridiculous phone during the night) you can better appreciate the difference in clearance between 1023, 539 and 701.
The same day of the previous photo, near midnight, I encountered this freight train waiting to enter to the Patio Central.
This has been the first time that I saw a FCCA train with three locomotives, all alive.

As Lima and Callao are the seat of the Panamerican Games, it has been the opportunity for a good cleaning in many places.

Ciao :wink:
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  by Benny
 
No, it was really 11.45 am and it's because now it's winter, this year especially humid (until 98%), so the sky is generally foggy and daylight is low.
This is the worst winter I ever passed in Lima: there is so much humidity that, with a minimum temperature of 12 centigrade degrees, I have to sleep with a wool cap, my son with gloves and my wife seems an onion because of the layers of clothings :(

Ciao :wink:
  by Benny
 
Yesterday in the late afternoon, at the level crossing with avenida Faucett, an enormous advertising panel fell from approximately 20 meters high on the FCCA line (and on a nearby monument) just when a train to the Patio Central was coming. Luckily the driver managed to stop before crashing, thanks to the low speed too.
D151 701 con cartellone caduto Faucett.jpg
Wind was not really strong so I suppose that it happened because of a bad construction/installing work; the big problem is that the entire city is plenty of this kind of panels....
To be noted that the train, headed by 701 and 1029, was a rare containers transport.
D150 701+1029 merci containers PL Faucett.jpg
If I will receive more informations, will pass you.

Ciao :wink:
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