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La Trochita
The narrow gauge line to Esquel, Argentina, variously known as La Trochita, The Old Patagonian Express, or just the Esquel line, linked the remote villages of southern Patagonia with the outside world. It is amazing that the line still exists.
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Photo ID: 426605

Oil fired sunset. Southbound from the summit above Norquinco on the Esquel narrow gauge line. This probably would have been much more dramatic if it were coal smoke, but I'm not complaining. Thi... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Norquinco, Argentina
Locomotive #: 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 16, 2012


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By: John West

Added: Feb 26, 2013

Views: 3,892
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Photo ID: 398635

Henschel 104 is seen shortly after sunrise with its train leaving Leleque. Taken on a Farrail photo charter.

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Leleque, Argentina
Locomotive #: 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2012


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By: Hinrich Brümmer

Added: May 23, 2012

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Photo ID: 396085

A low sun glints off our train as it climbs out of the Rio Chubut valley north of El Maiten. A Farrail charter on the Esquel narrow gauge line in southern Argentina.

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: El Maiten, Argentina
Locomotive #: 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2012


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By: John West

Added: Apr 25, 2012

Views: 2,575
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Photo ID: 393998

Henschel 104 is seen at 07:54 with its passenger train at sunrise after leaving Ing. Jacobacci on its way towards El Maiten (still on the dual gauge track for the first 10 miles of its journey). T... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Ing. Jacobacci, Argentina
Locomotive #: 104
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 18, 2012


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By: Hinrich Brümmer

Added: Apr 03, 2012

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Photo ID: 393997

The sun is low as our train climbs out of the valley of the Rio Chubut towards Norquinco. For those of us from the western U.S. the Esquel line is very reminiscent of the Carson and Colorado thro... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: El Maiten, Argentina
Locomotive #: 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2012


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Added: Apr 03, 2012

Views: 2,913
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Photo ID: 393894

Sunrise behind our train leaving Ing. Jacobacci. It is on the dual gauge portion of the line shared with the 1676 mm broad gauge, so that the 750 mm gauge third rail is almost centered. Perhaps ... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Ing. Jacobacci, Argentina
Locomotive #: 104
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 18, 2012


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Added: Apr 02, 2012

Views: 3,085
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 393514

Henschel 101 with its passenger train between El Maiten and Norquinco in Patagonia. Taken on a Farrail photo charter.

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: El Maiten, Argentina
Locomotive #: 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2012


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By: Hinrich Brümmer

Added: Mar 29, 2012

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Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 393504

Our charter train climbs north out of the valley of the Rio Chubut, a few miles north of El Maiten. Irrigation has turned what was once an arid landscape into lush farmland.

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: El Maiten, Argentina
Locomotive #: 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 15, 2012


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By: John West

Added: Mar 29, 2012

Views: 2,456
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Photo ID: 393406

Farrails photo charter on the 75 cm gauge Esquel line in southern Argentina.

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: El Maiten, Argentina
Locomotive #: 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2012


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By: John West

Added: Mar 28, 2012

Views: 2,671
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Photo ID: 393359

The narrow gauge line to Esquel runs through a vast and lonely landscape for much of its route. It is very much like the Carson and Colorado which was once described as being built 200 miles too ... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: El Maiten, Argentina
Locomotive #: 101
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2012


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By: John West

Added: Mar 28, 2012

Views: 3,036
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Favorited: 15


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Photo ID: 390956

A northbound freight from Esquel departs a water stop at Nahuel Pan.

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Esquel, Argentina
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1973


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By: John West

Added: Feb 29, 2012

Views: 3,128
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Photo ID: 368588

The narrow (75cm) gauge "Old Patagonian Express" prepares to leave Esquel for Ingeniero Jacobacci and the broad guage connection to Buenos Aires. Over the years this line has achieved a modest lev... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Esquel, Argentina
Locomotive #: FA 135
Train ID: Mixto 1622
Photo Date: November, 1973


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By: John West

Added: Jul 12, 2011

Views: 3,494
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 167026

Patagonia is a world of wide open spaces with the snow capped Andes as a dramatic backdrop. The 76 cm gauge passenger train (with diner) is on the last leg of its tri-weekly journey to remote Esq... (more)

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Esquel, Argentina
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1977


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By: John West

Added: Nov 29, 2006

Views: 3,895
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Photo ID: 149453

The old Patagonia express complete with 2'6" guage dining car.

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Betweem El Maiten and Esquel, Argentina
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1977


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By: John West

Added: Jun 29, 2006

Views: 3,727
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Photo ID: 149102

The regular train has just left Esquel, and is headed north to El Maiten and eventually the Ing. Jacobacci connection with the broad gauge to Buenos Aires.

Railroad: Ferrocarriles Argentinos
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Esquel, Argentina
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1973


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By: John West

Added: Jun 26, 2006

Views: 3,828
Comments: 1

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