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Main pages

An overview

Construction of mainline

Broad gauge steam locos

Broad gauge diesels

Broad gauge rolling stock

Building the branch lines

Broad gauge operations

The 1960 earthquake

Decline & closures

The Riñihue metre gauge

Later years on Riñihue line

Appendices

1 Map of 'Red Sur' •

2 Itinerary of locations

3 Chilean steam loco lists

4 Pichi-Ropulli Osorno report

5 Bridges

6 Station photos 1

7 Station photos 2

8 Branchline station photos

9 Branchline station photos 2

10 Lonquimay survey

11 Barros Jarpa Noel agreement ª

12 Mallin Chileno pass

13 Lonquimay tunnel survey •

14 N&SACCo. fiasco

 

 

Chapter 5

The south end of the Chilean broad gauge

Glossary

Site map

RAILWAYS OF THE FAR
RAILWAYS OF THE FAR

Appendix 7

Mainline stations, Antilhue to Puerto Montt

At long last, in early 2018, we have embarked on the construction of this chapter! This has been planned for ten years or so, but work was diverted into the writing of our book on these railways, and then into other things. Please be patient, as the pages are currently incomplete. Any additional material will be much appreciated. You may contact the authors via the e-mail addresses given on the home page.

We have sought out from the web views of as many of the stations possible noted in the itinerary. Some are modern views, some are very old views.

This page continues the journey, from Victoria southward to Valdivia, that was begun on the previous page. A third stations page, following this one, covers the various southern branches.

Antilhue
This station was covered during the journey to Valdivia, on the previous page.

Purey

 

Los Lagos
The small modern building as seen in 2011.

StationsLosLagos2

Rapaco
 

StationsRapaco

La Unión
 

StationsLaUnion

La Union station seen from the platform side in this view from the Vias Abandonadas website.

StationsLaUnion2

Cocule, ex Empalme Cocule
This station was the junction for the Lago Ranco and Puyehue branch.

StationsCocule

Osorno
The first image shows a southbound train entering Osorno along Calle Portales. In the early 1950s this section was rerouted further west to avoid street running.

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StationsOsorno2

This aerial view looking south shows the station building and goods shed, with the loco depot beyond and to the left of the mainline which curves to the right. This loco shed was eventually replaced by one at Ovejeria a couple of kilometres further south. The original depot became the site of the junction for the never-completed branch to Lago Rupanco.

StationsOsorno3

 

StationsOsorno4

StationsOsorno5

The old station having been replaced by a new one further north, the original building is now used as a community centre.

StationsOsorno1

Sagllue
 

StationsSagllue

Río Negro
The station is shown in this shot by Nelson Beseler after the loops and sidings had been lifted.

StationsRioNegro

Purranque
 

StationsPurranque

Corte Alto
This was the junction for the Los Muermos branch.

StationsCorteAlto

Llanquihue
 

 

Frutillar
 

StationsFrutillar

Puerto Varas
 

StationsPtoVaras2

 

StationsPtoVaras4

 

StationsPtoVaras3

 

StationsPtoVaras1

Alerce
 

StationsAlerce

La Paloma
 

The new station was opened on 7 December 2005 by the President Michelle Batchelet.

StationsLaPaloma1

Puerto Montt
The original wooden station down on the waterfront was seriously damaged by the 1960 earthquake. It was then replaced by a modern reinforced concrete building. More recently this section was completely closed and the track cut back to La Paloma. The original station site has since been redeveloped.

PtoMonttstation

The original station is seen in this 1950s view with its long train shed stretching out behind it.

StationsPtoMontt1

The photo above clearly shows that the station eventually had a long train shed. However, this was presumably a later addition as the postcard below shows short wooden canopies for each of the two platforms.

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An aerial view clearly shows the train shed, and to its left the goods shed.

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The image below shows the train shed after the rapid demolition of the station building following the 1960 earthquake.

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The post-1960 concrete replacement station is seen below.

StationsPtoMontt2

A view from the opposite direction shows the station as it was in the 1970s and 1980s.

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