Southwestern tracks and rails

Uyuni Train Cemetery, Bolivia One of the major tourist attractions of southwestern Bolivia is an antique train cemetery. It is located 3 km (1.9 mi) outside Uyuni and is connected to it by the old train tracks. The town served in the past as a distribution hub for the trains carrying minerals on their way to the Pacific Ocean ports.

Photo courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library ~ The first streetcars, pulled by teams of two or three mules, began running in January 1875, when Austin's population was only about 7,500. The mules ruled the rails until they were supplanted by Shipe's electric cars. But the mule-drawn cars had problems, too. On its inaugural journey, the first mule-drawn car -- operated by the Austin City Railroad Company, which was owned by John M. Swisher, a banker, came off the tracks and…

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Chama, New Mexico. Gail and I rode this train from Chama up into Colorado. Camped by a river in Chama. Lots of humingbirds and Lewis woodpeckers.

The Georgia Southwestern Railroad (reporting mark GSWR) is a Class III short line railroad company that operates over 234 miles of track in southwestern Georgia and southeastern Alabama. Beginning in 1989 as a division of the South Carolina Central Railroad on a pair of former CSX Transportation lines The railroad was formerly a RailAmerica property before going independent, and in 2008 it was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc

RailPictures.Net Photo: SSW 6889 St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) EMD SD45T-2 at Ballard, Illinois by Dan Tracy

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St. Louis Southwestern Maintenance of Way #95589 Wedge Snow Plow. The plow was made from a steam locomotive's tender by removing the fuel tank and placing the plow on the water tank which was filled with rock to weight it down.

What better way to experience the majesty and grandeur of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado than by narrow gauge railroad! The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad line runs between the old mining towns of Durango and Silverton, Colorado. The tracks run along the steep sides of a mountain high above the Animas River. Railroad tracks are normally 4 feet 8 1/2 inches wide, but because the engineers had so little room to build, the Durango-Silverton

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