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The Antofagasta (Chili) and Bolivia Railway: The Story of the FCAB and Its Locomotives (A Locomotives International narrow gauge special)

ISBN: 9780907941361
Publisher: Paul Catchpole Ltd
Publication Date: 1992-12
Number of pages: 78
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Well-done and detailed history of the Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia (FCAB) or Antofagasta (Chili) & Bolivia Railway. Covers every aspect including early financing and construction, traveler's descriptions, a description of the Atacama desert and the copper and nitrate mining, an explanation of which locomotives were chosen and why, metre gauge conversion, its relationship with other railways in the area such as the Chilian Northern Longitudinal Railway, its contraction and eventual conversion to diesels. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, schematic diagrams, FCAB distance chart, and excellent maps. With rosters. 76 pages.

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