Posted by David H Hickcox on January 1, 2014 
That is just amazing. Those slopes are all but vertical and nothing but bare rock. Your photos of railroads in the deserts of Chile and incomparable, amazing, and my favorites. Thanks very much for posting.
Posted by David Doty Sr. on January 1, 2014 
I wonder how many lost their lives building that rail line?
Posted by Scott Haugland on January 1, 2014 
Amazing place. Notice also the trail switchbacking down the mountain a couple of hundred feet in front of the train. CRAZY!
Posted by NYC Man on January 2, 2014 
Amazing shot. Shall we start a rumor about going double track!?!
Posted by Wayne Hudak on January 2, 2014 
Put it simply........ I had to reach for the oxygen tank when i opened this photo page. Gawd!
Posted by Thomas on January 2, 2014 
Any restaurants nearby to stop for a cup?
Posted by Sport! on January 2, 2014 
God's private rail line?
Posted by Kurt Wayne on January 2, 2014 
Name one railroad you'd NEVER want a derailment on (first from the crew's standpoint, then from that of the track maintenance).
Posted by Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.) on January 3, 2014 
I thank you all for your visit and comments! ... @ David Doty: I do not know the exact number, but dozens of workers who died in the construction of this railway, built between 1918 and 1921, with a shovel and dynamite. In fact, one of the engineers in charge of the tasks, surnamed Montandondied in the works. That is why the last station before reaching Potrerillos, is called Montandon. @ NYC Man: Hehehehe not even dream, impossible!
Posted by Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.) on January 3, 2014 
@Sport!: Sure, and the will of God will reach the destination. In reality, this railroad is owned by CODELCO and given under concession to FERRONOR for its rail operations. @Kurt Wayne: In fact, derailments that have occurred in this part of the railway, unfortunately have been fatal. The railway workers always say they are going onboard on the side of the locomotive that faces the hill, and that in any event or emergency, they must jump off the machine.
Posted by Andrew on January 3, 2014 
Again a breath taking photograph. What I would like to know, or better yet see, is where the photographer is standing to take some of these great pictures. Would it not be possible to go down to where the train is now and turn round and take a shot and put it up with a big arrow saying "I Was Here!" Maybe it was Mauro who made that crazy zig zag path in the picture so that he could climb high enough to take these shots. Regarding people being killed constructing railways, The engineer in charge of building the Forth Bridge said that he could have stopped all the deaths except one and nearly all the accidents if he could have closed the pub underneath the bridge.
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