Baldwin built 2-8-2 steamlocomotive # 1 of the "La Trochita", 402 kilometer long line from Ingeniero Jacobacci to Esquel in Patagonia, with 750 mm gauge. Charter train for Trains Unlimit... (more)
The majestic Andes rise in the distance as General Roca # 4 heads upgrade. This is the line made famous by Paul Theroux as the "Patagonia Express", even though it was anything but an ex... (more)
Last glint of another great day on the Esquel Branch. The track sees very little use and tough desert grasses over the rails caused a lot of traction issues. We spread sand from the ballast to no... (more)
Heading north from El Maiten the Esquel line crosses the Rio Chubut. The river is the border between the Chubut and the Rio Negro provinces.
Departure from the El Maiten station.
Early morning departure from El Maiten en route to Esquel.
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.
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)