FC de Junin

FC de Junin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Ferrocarril de Junin was a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge railway operating in northern Chile, and was built to serve the nitrate workings. The terminal of the railway was located at the port of Junin, and the railway was opened in 1894. The first section of the railway consisted of a 1km incline plane, rising from the port to 674 metres above sea-level, that is a 67.4% grade. From the top of the incline there was a 51km main line to Oficina Reducto. Branching off the main line was a 17km branch to Aragon, and 8 other branches totalling 39km. The locomotive stock consisted of five 0-6-2 tank locomotives of British manufacture, as well as two 0-6+6-0 Fairlie locomotives manufactured by the Yorkshire Engine Company. The railway operated in one of the driest areas on earth, and cartage of water for the steam locomotive boilers was a major expense.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135721909
  • 9786135721904