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Rio Rosario
tren de las nubes
Ruta 51

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Puente Rio el Toro - Rio Rosario

Puente Rio el Toro - Rio Rosario
Railway bridge across Rio Rosario near Ruta 51 from Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres. The railway is called "Tren de las nubes" (train to the clouds) and leads up to an elevation of 4220 m at the Polvorilla viaduct. The railroad was built in 1948 (construction started in 1921!) with a length of 217 km nowerdays.

The Train to the Clouds originally left from Salta, and even left from Salta for a while as a tourist attraction too. It was 573 km in its earlier days, and joined Salta and Socompa pass in Chile. But after years of repairs and a few accidents, the train now leaves from San Antonio de Los Cobres only. - scanned slide, Minolta X700

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 Patrick Brandy
Patrick Brandy club
Impressionnant et beau
2 months ago.
Berny club
has replied to Patrick Brandy club
Thank you, Patrick!
2 months ago.
cp_u club
grandios, mein Freund!
2 months ago.
Berny club
has replied to cp_u club
War eine spannende Straße! Danke Dir und schönen Sonntag noch!
2 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
An awesome pair of shots Berny!
2 months ago.
tiabunna club
That's quite a river! Great images.
2 months ago.
 William (Bill) Armstrong
William (Bill) Armst… club
Great image, and thanks for the history as well.
2 months ago.
MaggsMep club
What an amazing journey that must be, it's an incredibly wiggly line on the map.
Two great shots here, Berny!
2 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
2 months ago.
Berny club
has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
Leider fährt hier inzwischen kein Zug mehr :(
Danke Dir!
8 weeks ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Spectaculaire cette voie ferrée au dessus du fleuve !!!
2 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Buen documento para estar informado.
2 months ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Amazing scenery and image!
8 weeks ago.
polytropos club
Sieht auch schon leicht verrostet aus.
Bei uns in der Schweiz hätten sie da auch noch einen Tunnel durch den Berg gebohrt. ;-)
8 weeks ago.
Berny club
has replied to polytropos club
Argentinien kann man nicht gerade als "reiches" Land bezeichnen ;-) Inzwischen fährt dort eh kein Zug mehr, leider. Der startet erst weiter oben.
8 weeks ago. Edited 8 weeks ago.
niraK68 club
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