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In Colombia exist many interesting abandoned railway lines. In some cases, locals built their rail vehicles to transport passengers, and sometimes even freight between villages along the railroad.
The dining car was not invented based on romantic feelings for traveling, but to feed train travelers on long-distance journeys.
A journey on the Belmond Andean Explorer Train is a Lifetime Experience. Travel from Cusco to Puno or Arequipa and enjoy the most breathtaking Andean scenery you can imagine.
Steam trains are affectionately known in Brazil as Marias Fumaça (Smoking Marys). A few of these locomotives are renovated and run from time to time as Museum Trains in Minas Gerais.
I am very interested in exploring abandoned industrial sites. One of these sites is the Huanchaca-Pulacayo Mine, located about 25km from the city of Uyuni in Bolivia.
Discovering South America by Train is not easy, but possible if you have the time and are patient. In this article, I write about train travel on non-touristic trains, which is an exciting way to discover and observe a region and its people.
Train rides through magnificent landscapes, sometimes in luxurious and sometimes in authentic carriages, that is Train travel in South America.
The “Tren Turistico de la Sabana” operates on weekends between Bogota and Zipaquira. The train journey can be combined with a visit to the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira or the Salt Mine in Nemocon. Entrance tickets to these sites are sold on the train.
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The Paranapiacaba Cable Railway was part of the Santos – Sao Paulo – Jundiai Railway in Brazil. The out of the common Cable Railway section was necessary to overcome the Serra do Mar, a mountain range that separates the city of Sao Paulo from the Atlantic Ocean.
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Ferrobuses are an exciting way to tavel in South America. These buses on rails travel on interesting railroads and serve villages that have no regular bus services, often in rural areas with little population or bad roads. You find these kinds of rail vehicles in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Sao Paulo by Train – Three train rides near Sao Paulo that are relatively easy to organize when you stay in the city.
The Antioquia Railroad linked the province of Caldas, the areas in the Cauca Valley, and the central region of the Antioquia province with the Magdalena River.
The Arica – La Paz Railway passes 205 kilometers in Chile and 235 kilometers in Bolivia. The railway crosses some of the most inhospitable lands of both countries when it snakes through a fantastic landscape of deserts and snowy volcanoes.
The Panama Canal is an approximately 82-kilometer-long waterway connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific Ocean.
The railroad starts in Curitiba at an altitude of 935m.a.s.l. and descends to sea level.
The train from Vitoria to Belo Horizonte runs on one of the most modern and productive railroads in Brazil, being managed by Vale SA.
The “Tren del Recuerdo” is a Chilean tourist train that begins its route in the Central Station of Santiago de Chile.
When the word “Group Tour” is mentioned, many may think of a horde of chattering, snapping photo tourists. But there are many reasons for a Small Group Tour.
The Panama Canal Railway is a railway line linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean in Central America.
La Trochita, officially known as the Old Patagonian Express, is the common name given to a railway line linking the provinces of Río Negro and Chubut of the Argentine Patagonia.
Trains in Ecuador are good for train enthusiasts, but it is of limited use for traveling because trains run only on short routes and that mainly on weekends.
The LIma-Huancayo Train trip takes 14 hours. The train ticket includes breakfast and lunch. A nurse and oxygen are available on the train.
The Expreso del Sur is a comfortable train traveling across the Bolivian Altiplano from Oruro to Villazon. The journey 13 hours fro the 600km
The Train to the Clouds is one of the most famous scenic train routes in South America and worth the journey when traveling in north-western Argentina.