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Mexico's Copper Canyon

Deep inside the Sierra Madre Occidental of northern Mexico, the Copper Canyons tumble to greater depths than Arizona’s Grand Canyon. This awesome terrain is traversed by one of the world’s most dramatic train rides. The railway crosses 39 bridges and penetrates 86 tunnels as it climbs 2,400 metres from the arid tropical plains beside the Sea of Cortez up to the high, rolling wheatfields of the Altiplano.

Original images were 35mm Fujichrome or Ektachrome transparencies, and are available for licensing. Please visit www.travelgame.org.

Guaymas on the Pacific coast
Guaymas on the Pacific coast
El Fuerte Plaza
El Fuerte Plaza
El Fuerte town hall
El Fuerte town hall
Milliner at El Fuerte
Milliner at El Fuerte
Posada Hidalgo, El Fuerte
Posada Hidalgo, El Fuerte
Herbalist store in El Fuerte
Herbalist store in El Fuerte
Boys selling bread
Boys selling bread
The train climbing inland near Temoris
The train climbing inland near Temoris
ElChepe, the Chihuahua Al Pacifico train
ElChepe, the Chihuahua Al Pacifico train
Tarahumara vendors in a railway cutting
Tarahumara vendors in a railway cutting
El Divisadero
El Divisadero
Arareko Lake
Arareko Lake
Barranca de Batopilas, the Batopilas Canyon
Barranca de Batopilas, the Batopilas Canyon
Bus ride to Batopilas
Bus ride to Batopilas
Hairpin bends on the road down into Batopilas
Hairpin bends on the road down into Batopilas
Canyon floor at Batopilas
Canyon floor at Batopilas
Church tower, Batopilas
Church tower, Batopilas
Storekeeper in Batopilas
Storekeeper in Batopilas
Ruins of the Hacienda San Miguel, Batopilas
Ruins of the Hacienda San Miguel, Batopilas
Tarahumara men in Batopilas
Tarahumara men in Batopilas
Riding through Batopilas
Riding through Batopilas
Protestors blockade the town hall at Batopilas
Protestors blockade the town hall at Batopilas
Mule train in Batopilas
Mule train in Batopilas
Mission church at Satevo
Mission church at Satevo
Trackside vendor at Creel
Trackside vendor at Creel
Level crossing in Creel
Level crossing in Creel
School band at Creel
School band at Creel
Tarahumara family at Cusarare
Tarahumara family at Cusarare
Basaseachic National Park
Basaseachic National Park