The train to Latatonga does some switching the yard before it departs. The consist is quite the hodge podge.
It is much fun to watch the Ecuadoran railroaders "Dutch-drop" cars in order to put the passenger train to Lataconga together.
Nice scenery between Guamote and Palmira, on the Guayaquil & Quito Railway.
G&Q 53 is fighting the first reverse of the famous 'Devil's Nose' section above Sibambe station.
The part of the GyQ between Duran and Yaguachi is hardly the scenic part of the railroad, but Baldwin class of 1900 No. 11 and its matching train certainly provide some color. The boxcars have be... (more)
More people jumped on the roof after the sun came.
Street running, and good music, what else?
Early in the morning, cold day... not a lot of people on the roof
It's a foggy day in the Andes, all thoughts of 3/4 wedgies have gone as Baldwin 53 starts a mixto from Alausi to Rio Bamba. The gradient is steep and brakemen are at their stations. After this we ... (more)
Narrow gauge, still operational used exclusively for charter trains
'Mixto' heads through the street on Market Day.
The universally available soft drink is advertised trackside as Baldwin #45 heads an enthusiasts charter.
A Guayaquil-bound 'Mixto' pauses at Alausi station (hidden behind the train), located in the main street.
G&Q No. 53 is stopped at the Alausi station. Thirsty travelers usually make a beeline for the store across the street, before continuing on the long journey to Rio Bamba. No dining car service o... (more)