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

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