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Photo ID: 667397

The old Baldwin 2-8-0 (built in 1897), is conserver into the "Museo del Ferrocarril Guatemala".

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Guatemala, Guatemala
Locomotive #: 34
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 20, 2018


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By: Darío Saidman

Added: Aug 14, 2018

Views: 976
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Photo ID: 544655

Morning at Zacapa. The daily train to the El Salvador border pulls out of the station. The Guatemala Division of the IRCA had been nationalized two years before, but the private owners still ran t... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Zacapa, Guatemala
Locomotive #: FEGUA 182
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1971


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By: John West

Added: Sep 01, 2015

Views: 3,068
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Photo ID: 539067

The former International Railways of Central America had fallen on hard times, and the Guatemala Division was nationalized in 1968 as the Ferrocarriles de Guatemala. The IRCA had almost completed... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Escuintla, Guatemala
Locomotive #: FEGUA 202
Train ID: 4
Photo Date: March, 1971


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By: John West

Added: Jul 19, 2015

Views: 3,438
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Photo ID: 492914

Our Central America Rail Tours special heads out of Guatemala City across Las Vacas bridge toward Zacapa. Riding the boxcar tops across Las Vacas was more than a little exciting.

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Locomotive #: 180
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1972


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By: John West

Added: Aug 07, 2014

Views: 3,136
Comments: 1

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 485165

The daily "pasajero" from Puerto Barrios to Guatemala City pauses for lunch at Zacapa. This was once an express train complete with parlor car service, and the lunch room at the Hotel Ferrocarril ... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: GE
Location: Zacapa, Guatemala
Locomotive #: FIdeCA 610
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1970


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By: John West

Added: Jun 10, 2014

Views: 4,157
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 350706

In 1970 when this picture was taken, this was probably the last major backshop in North America to overhaul steam engines on a regular basis. The former IRCA shops in Guatemala City were relativ... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1970


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By: John West

Added: Jan 05, 2011

Views: 5,495
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Photo ID: 349100

Just another of the many high bridges on the former IRCA line from Guatemala City to Puerto Barrios. This was a photo runby on a Central American Rail Tours special. Sad to say service over this... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Agua Caliente, Guatemala
Locomotive #: FEGUA 116
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 12, 1975


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By: John West

Added: Dec 20, 2010

Views: 5,434
Comments: 2

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 315815

A Central American Rail Tours charter heads south on the Fegua (ex-IRCA) Pacific Division from Tecun Uman on the Mexican border to Escuintla. Interestingly, the timetable direction was north, dri... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Mazatenango, Guatemala
Locomotive #: Fegua 194
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 08, 1971


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By: John West

Added: Mar 01, 2010

Views: 7,199
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 300986

The Guatemala City to Puerto Barrios passenger departs Sanarate. Only a few years prior this train would have been diesel hauled, but a shortage of cash for imported diesel spares forced first th... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Sanarate, Guatemala
Locomotive #: FEGUA (ex-IRCA) 199
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1970


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By: John West

Added: Oct 19, 2009

Views: 7,996
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Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 291210

During a brief water stop at Palin during a charter on the Ferrocarriles de Guatemala (ex-IRCA) we discovered the section foreman had left one of these wonderful contraptions parked at the station... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: None
Location: Palin, Guatemala
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 21, 1975


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By: John West

Added: Jul 19, 2009

Views: 9,943
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Favorited: 21


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Photo ID: 263072

A Puerto Barrios bound train departs Guatemala City over the impressive "Viaduct of the Cows", the highest and longest bridge of the many impressive bridges on the scenic three foot gauge former I... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Locomotive #: FEGUA 194
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1971


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By: John West

Added: Dec 11, 2008

Views: 4,729
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 242878

Fegua 181 doubleheads with road engine 204 leaving Escuintla for the climb up the 3.7 percent (ruling) grade to Palin Pass enroute Guatemala City. Both engines are postwar products of Baldwin. T... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Escuintla, Guatemala
Locomotive #: FEGUA 181
Train ID: CART Special
Photo Date: November, 1973


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By: John West

Added: Jul 16, 2008

Views: 6,708
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 218499

One of the Ipala Loops. When the International Railways of Central America (IRCA) built a line to connect Guatemala to El Salvador in the 1920's, it kept the grade over the mountains to about 2 p... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Ipala, Guatemala
Locomotive #: FEGUA ex-IRCA 193
Train ID: Central American Rail Tours charter
Photo Date: November, 1970


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By: John West

Added: Jan 10, 2008

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Photo ID: 186985

Lunch simmers on the backhead while this Fegua crew drives their Baldwin mike up the 2.8 per cent grade between Zacapa and the El Salvador border. The johnson bar looks to be pretty far into the ... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Ipala, Guatemala
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1970


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By: John West

Added: May 11, 2007

Views: 6,113
Comments: 3

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Photo ID: 182771

The morning passenger train to Puerto Barrios (running as a mixto) crosses the Las Vacas viaduct leaving Guatemala City. One of the many volcanos surrounding Guatemala City is framed by the bridg... (more)

Railroad: FEGUA (Guatemala)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Locomotive #: Fegua 194
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1970


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By: John West

Added: Apr 07, 2007

Views: 4,843
Comments: 1

Favorited: 5
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