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RAILWAYS OF THE WORLD

AUSTRALIA RAILWAYS: CAIRNS KURANDA SCENIC RAILWAY - COUNTRY LINK CANBERRA HERITAGE RAILWAY - NORTH WILLIAMSTOWN RAILWAY MUSEUM PUFFING BILLY - QUEENSLAND RAILWAYS - SEYMOUR TO BENALLA RAILWAY SKYRAIL - VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY - ZIG ZAG RAILWAY - 707 GROUP - 3801
TRAVEL ARTICLES : BRISBANE - SYDNEY - MELBOURNE - WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

TASMANIA RAILWAYS: DON RIVER RAILWAY - DERWENT VALLEY RAILWAY - HOBART TRANSPORT MUSEUM - SHEFFIELD RAILWAY - WEST COAST WILDERNESS RAILWAY TASMANIA TRAVEL ARTICLES

NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS: ARTHURS PASS - AUCKLAND MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT (MOTAT) FERRYMEAD MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT - GLENBROOK RAILWAY - KINGSTON FLYER
MAINLINE STEAM AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON AND PICTON TO INVERCARGILL - PLAINS RAILWAY PLEASANT POINT RAILWAY - TAIERI GORGE RAILWAY - WEKA PASS RAILWAY
NEW ZEALAND TRAVEL ARTICLES - MILFORD SOUND - T.S.S. EARNSLAW - ROTORUA

PERU RAILWAYS - PERURAIL - F.C.C.A. - CENTRAL RAILWAY - SOUTHERN RAILWAY
CUSCO AND SANTA ANA RAILWAY - HUANCAYO AND HUANCAVELICA RAILWAY YAURICOCHA RAILWAY - CERRO DE PASCO - ENAFER

ECUADOR RAILWAYS - FERROCARRILL ECUATORIANA
E.F.E. - E.N.F.E. - GUAYAQUIL & QUITO - QUITO & SAN LORENZO
DURAN - YAGUACHI - BUCAY - HUIGRA - SIBAMBE - ALAUSI - RIOBAMBA - URBINA - EL BOLICHE - TAMBILLO - QUITO
IBARRA - PRIMER PASO - LITA - EL PROGRESO - SAN LORENZO

IRISH RAIL - NORTHERN IRELAND RAILWAYS - TRALEE AND BLENNERVILLE STEAM RAILWAY
ENGLAND - FFESTINIOG RAILWAY - GREAT ORME TRAMWAY - SCOTLAND

EUROPEAN RAILWAYS : HARZER-SCHMALSPUR-BAHNEN-RASENDER ROLAND - MOLLI GERMAN STEAM RAILWAYS - CZECH RAILWAYS - MAJORCAN RAILWAYS
MOROCCO RAILWAYS - NORWAY RAILWAYS - POLISH RAILWAYS
ROMANIAN RAILWAYS - SPANISH RAILWAYS - SLOVAK RAILWAYS

Updated : 12th. April 2008

ALAUSI TO RIOBAMBA
This section of the line climbs over Palmira Summit. We had steam engine No.15 on the entire section as well as autoferro 95.

Alausi nestles in the mountains and was really formed by the railway.

Ready to go - theoretically. The mixto is going to lead, followed by Autoferro 97 followed by our steam train. Here we all are lined up on the main street ready to go. The practice was that the Mixto left first and promptly derailed leaving town. That took all of eight minutes to rerail the offending wagon. Off again and off again came the wagon. Eight minutes later it was decided there just might be something wrong with the track. After another half hour of adding a sleeper here and there it was decided that the autoferro should lead followed by the steam train followed by the Mixto. The only problem with his is that as we were so slow and with all the derailments etc. the Mixto instead of arriving at Riobamba about 5 p.m. got in about 10 p.m. as it had to stay behind us all the way.

Mixto ready to go. 1992 Alsthom No. 2401 in charge.

Sorry, full upstairs!

No. 17 and train crossing the bridge at Alausi.

It's a long climb ahead.

View from the steam train.

Arriving at a water stop.

Beautiful Scenery.

High Mountains.

Scenic Plains.

En route.

Left side of the cab looking forward.

Can centre.

No. 17 dashboard, if that is the right word.

Everyone got turns to drive.

Master mechanic Washington who has done more for steam revival in South America than anyone. He is the leading expert on steam locomotives.

Approaching a lunch stop.

The entire group including crew.

Winding through the Plains.

Past abandoned stations.

We arrive at the town of Guamote in time for the local market. Getting through the town is a major problem because...

The railway is the site of the market and they were not expecting any trains today.

An Andean Mountain Lady.

17 squeezes by hissing steamn on all the fruit and vegetables.

What better place to take photos than the roof? Webmaster busy.

Leaving Town.

Next abandoned station.

Where the whole school came out to see the trains.

Away again into the country.

The vast Altiplano.

Looks like something from the wild west.

It really does.

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