The scenic railway in the Andes

On the tracks of the railway no crystals, sleepers do not contain curly drawings. Beauty unique roads in the South American Chile is as stunning landscapes that surround it, and panoramas opening types.

Thread Chañaral - Lyanta - Porterilos connects the seaport Chañaral remote copper mines in the Andes, located at an altitude of about 2850 meters above sea level. The line was built 98 years ago, the company «Andes Copper Mining Company», connecting copper mine and smelting furnace. Further, the branch is connected to the main railway system in Chile and is a port city Chañaral. In the middle of the last century, the ore in Porterilos became very poor and the mines closed. Nevertheless, the railroad is still running. In Porterilos supply liquefied ore by pipeline from El Salvador. Then make of it dry concentrate and send to the blast furnaces.






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