Train to the Clouds

The train runs 434 km. in almost fifteen hours (round trip). The railway line has 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 2 spirals, and 2 zigzags. One of the highest train trips in the world, reaching 4,200 metres above sea level (12,600ft+/-).

The city of Salta, Northwest Argentina

Salta, Northwest Argentina.

San Antonio de los Cobres, the end of the line

San Antonio de los Cobres, near the border with Chile on the way to San Pedro de Atacama.

Literally, a train to the clouds

Photo credit: Moldeando la luz (Shaping the light) by José Luis Garcia Alonso

This has to be the most spectacular photos of the train I have ever seen.

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