Panama Canal Railway locomotives no. 1856 and 1872 hauling a heavy intermodal train along the canal.
The Panama Canal Railway is 76,6 km long and follows the route of the canal itself from Colón to Balboa. Passenger traffic
consists of one train in the morning and another after working hours. Most traffic is intermodal trains, such as this one
and a typical train carries ca. 75 containers. The railroad has 18 locomotives, all built by EMD in the USA. The machines seen here
are of the EMD type EMD F40PH (no. 1856) and EMD SD60 (no.1872). They date back to 2001 and 2008 respectively.
Picture: T-J Hämäläinen, Gamboa, Panama canal area, 16.2.2017.