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The other EFE 60cm gauge branches

All five of the Chilean state's 60 cm gauge branches were initiated by the Dirección de Obras Públicas during the same period around 1908 to 1912, and they all shared the same initial fleet of locos and stock. It thus makes sense to cover the other four of them in this chapter, albeit with a single page for each line.

Three of those four railways also shared their later history with the Chiloé line, under the supervision of the state railways or the Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado. The fifth, however, the route up the Cajón del Maipo south east of Santiago from Puente Alto to El Volcán, was taken on by the Chilean Army in 1913 as a long term training exercise. It was the most long-lived of the five, surviving into the 1970s, the only one to receive diesel locos, and the only one with any future prospect of being re-opened for tourist traffic.

Each line has its own separate page here, as listed below:

Saboya to Lumaco and Capitán Pastene

Chillán to Coihueco, Pinto and El Recinto,
on the way to an original intended destination at Las Termas, and with a branch to Niblinto

Linares to Panimávida and Colbún

The FC Militar, from Puente Alto to El Volcán, though originally intended to be extended at both ends

 

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Chapter 6

The Chiloe Island 60cm gauge railway

Glossary

Site map

Main pages

Introduction

Construction

Locomotives

Rolling stock

Operations

Along the route

Photo album

Surviving relics

Quellon distillery

The other 60cm branches

The Capitan Pastene line

The Chillan to Las Termas line

The Linares to Colbún line

The FC Militar

Appendices

1 Itinerary of route

2 Route map and profile

3 Analysis of Chilean 60cm gauge locos

4 Loco diagrams

5 Documents from prior to construction

6 Documents during construction

7 Documents from later years

8 Rolling stock purchase

9 Linares - Colbún map

10 Capitan Pastene map

11 Cap Pastene line extras

12 Chillán extra images

13 FC Militar map etc

14 FC Militar surviving relics

15 FC Militar extra images

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