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Rafael Freyre
Santa Lucia
sugar mill

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La Mambisa

La Mambisa 

Baldwin steam locomotive #1180 (original no.1, construction no. 6456) is called "La Mambisa". A "mambisa" is a female Cuban independence soldier who fought in the "Ten Years' War" against Spain from 1868 to 1878.

The locomotive was and is the oldest at the sugar mill Rafael Freyre and was built in 1882 by Baldwin (wheels 0-6-0, 30"). It is still in operation after 138 years. "Santa Lucia" is the prerevolutionary name of the sugar mill, which closed in 2002.

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Gabriella Siglinde, appo-fam, kiiti, Nautilus and 36 other people have particularly liked this photo

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Jean club
Lovely images. They don't build them like that any more.
7 weeks ago.
 Gilbert H
Gilbert H club
Il y en a encore qui fonctionnent au fioul ! Un sacré souvenir ! Très bonne journée !
7 weeks ago.
Excellentes *********
7 weeks ago.
©UdoSm club
Sieht noch gut erhalten aus...
7 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
A beautiful old locomotive and images.
7 weeks ago.
Proxar club
very beautiful series!
7 weeks ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
7 weeks ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Herrlich, die ganze Serie!
7 weeks ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
C'était de sacrées machines !****************
7 weeks ago.

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