Cutting it fine: Two trains positioned perfectly in shot at the Viso double switchback near Matucana, Peru


페루 마투카나의 '비소' 스위치백에 2대의 열차가 가파른 절벽을 달리고 있다.


[스위치백 Switchback]

스위치백(Switchback) 또는 지그재그(Zig zag)는 고도차가 많이 나는 지역에서 사용하는 철도운행체계이다. ‘Z’자형으로 설치된 철로로, 전진하다가 후진해 경사를 따라 이동해 다시 전진해 경사를 극복하게 된다. 경사를 극복할 수 있지만, 고속운행에 지장을 주고 후진시 위험이 따른다는 단점이 있다.wiki





Remarkable railways!



Mind-blowing photos show South American trains teetering on cliff edges and tunnelling through mountains

By Travelmail Reporter
French photographer Jean Marc Frybourg went to great lengths to capture these incredible images of some of South America's most scenic rail routes in Peru and Chile.


The 56-year-old from Paris, whose day job is in the pharmaceutical industry, has an obsession with travel and photography, in particular immortalising his favourite railways. 


The photographs below feature trains mainly servicing mines as they weave through remarkable landscapes which are made accessible due to just as impressive engineering feats that make the viewer wonder how on earth they got a track there in the first place.


In one shot, two trains are perfectly aligned on a mountain side, which Frybourg says was thanks to the cooperation of the railway company while another is transporting tanks of sulphuric .


'I started taking photos when I was a boy,' he said. 'I have always taken photographs. I have begun "learning" photography and using serious cameras in 1972 when I was 11 or 12-years-old.'


His love of trains started with a model roads and went from there. 'I wanted to travel and see the trains. Since then, I have always preferred taking pictures of trains.'

Dangerous business

Dangerous business: Another angle on the Ferronor train heading down the grade from the Potrerillos copper smelter with sulfuric acid tanks



Flat-lining: This train headed for the Cerro de Pasco copper mine passes through lagunas near the Chinchaycocha Lake at Junin in Peru


Mountain way

Mountain way: The famous Puente Infiernillo is captured from above on the on the Ferrocar near San Mateo, Peru

Living dangerously

Living dangerously: A driver navigates a heavy freight train on steep grades of the Andes


Blowing smoke

Blowing smoke: A Ferronor train with a load of sulfuric acid tanks works its way down from the Potrerillos plant going toward Llanta and Diego de Almagro in Chile



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