Monday, February 9, 2015

Live Steam in Cuba!

Live in Cuba…

Live Steam in Cuba

I don't know what the glitch was but the third photo is now in this second send out - and relates to the description of the Simon Bolivar.

The Sugar Mill that houses this steam locomotive museum and operating trains is a popular reference on the internet.  Here's one site that shows an extensive overview of pictures of the mill and locomotives:

I thought I'd find out about the locomotives and found this description and thought you might enjoy it: 

"Simón Bolivar (Mill 448)  was one of a pair of mills of unusual 2'3½" gauge, east of Caibarién. While its locomotives were invariably scruffy, the 'bank at Bolivar' was one of the stiffest tasks on the narrow gauge in Cuba, a steep climb for empties up to the plateau south of the mill."

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