The RFIRT (Ramal Ferro-Industrial Río Turbio) was the southernmost freight railroad in the American Continent, hauling coal trains across the Patagonian plateau from the mines close to the Andean town of Río Turbio to the Atlantic Coast port of Río Gallegos. The 300 kilometer-long, 750 millimeter-gauge railroad was operated with steam locomotives well into the late 1980'. The final roster consisted of 20 2-10-2's built in two batches by Mitsubishi of Japan, following a Baldwin design and license, with the first 10 (of which #101 was one) delivered in 1956. The RFIRT run a series of special trains chartered for foreign tourists between 1987 and 1990, using management's official business cars, in fact the only passenger rolling stock available in the railroad. Numeber 101, named "Luis A. Jurajuria", shone in his recently applied paint job of black with Argentinean banners in the smoke deflectors during a stop for a photo runby in the picturesque bridge over the Bella Vista creek, deep in the Patagonian landscape of inland Province of Santa Cruz, 2.000 miles away from the City of Buenos Aires.
From a "hint" of "Bee" (NKP 765), colorful "Bees" (KCS), "Bees" w/ attitude, to "Bees" that "sting" your eyes, in their own way they have "Bee" on display! Equipment that "Buzzes" wearing Yellow & Black! ("Bees" can still "Bee" entering this "hive"!)