The Esquel branch steamers are prodigious producers of thick smoke even though they are oil burners. Probably they burn bunker C oil. Same as in Cuba, many of the locos there belched massive am... (more)
Baby Baldwin # 3 crosses the Rio Chico on one of the few bridges in this very arid area. The 30" gauge line only runs for charters, this trip was organized by Bernd Seiler of Farrail Tours, ... (more)
Henschel #104 glints in the early morning light as she heads south on the dual gauge.
The "Patagonia Express" does run a seasonal tourist service over the highly scenic 10 miles out of Esquel, Argentina. The first batch of Baldwins were not bought with cash but were actu... (more)
The majestic Andes rise in the distance as General Roca # 4 heads upgrade. This is the line made famous by Paul Theroux as the "Patagonia Express", even though it was anything but an ex... (more)