Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday Trains…Live in Cuba

Hi everyone,
There's a great interest in trains so today we're starting the regular feature of Tuesday Trains. 

Live Steam in Cuba

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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