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Ferrocarril en el salar de Ascotán, Chile, 2016-02-09, DD 46.JPG
FCAB railway crossing the 35 kilometers (22 mi) long route over the west side of the Ascotán salt flat, southwestern Bolivia. The train covers the route Antofagasta - Calama - Ollagüe - Uyuni - La Paz, from 0 metres over the sea level in the coastal city of Antofagasta to over 4,500 metres (14,800 ft) in the area where the picture was taken (exactly in Collahuasi) and has a total length of 1,537 km (955 mi). The locomotives have engines EMD GT22CU-3 2406, Clyde GL26C-2 2009 and Clyde GL26C-2 2004 whereas the Ascotán salt flat has a surface of 246 square kilometers (95 sq mi).  
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A train with two steam locomotives YEu-683-89 and L-3653 hauling a passenger coach during a retro-tour on Moscow Little Ring Railway in Moscow, Russia, November 2013. Afterwards this railway line had been electrificated and reconstructed for passenger operations during 2013 - 2016, and all steam-powered retro trains had been banished from it. Nowadays this railway line is used by passenger urban-rail service known as Moscow Central Circle.  

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