Category Archives: FCPyF 2016 rebuild

Taking a big hammer to the loco shed

Diesel #58 followed the mid-day San Fernandez train hauling a freight extra this afternoon. The two cars were loaded with hardcore, the result of twenty minutes’ work with a hammer and chisel at the loco shed at Grande. Not quite … Continue reading

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Derailment at Bodjio

Held at Bodjio to allow a Cuarto de Pulgada train to pass, #58 then continued its journey to Grande where the regular station shunter, #10, assisted in reversing the train after the passengers had alighted. With the shunting completed #58 … Continue reading

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Day trip to Cuarto

I’ve found an old phone at home, not only does it have a better battery than the phone I have been using for the last few years but it also takes better photographs than my camera. I’ve not figured out … Continue reading

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The end

No, don’t worry, the FCPyF isn’t going to close! The end refers to one of its locos. With the run down of logging operations in Sierra Oculta due to ecological protests about deforestation (and the fact that the business was … Continue reading

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The mine at Rio, a history lesson

Like most railroads in the Andes the FCPyF’s prime reason for being built was to enable the extraction of precious minerals from the mountains. A brief glimpse of the mine loco as it emerges from the adit. One of the … Continue reading

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Signalling

In theory the FCPyF is controlled by a dispatcher, sending train orders via telegraph offices along the route, so lineside signals are not common. However, the junction between the high and low lines has always been protected by a pair … Continue reading

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Feel warmer?

After Sunday’s rather chilly looking photo I’ll post this one to warm you up again. I’ve got some pipe cleaners to use as cacti for the “Travels With Charley” diorama and made a couple for Rio Paleta while I was … Continue reading

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