Photos of the FC Central del Chubut during its reconstruction to 75cm gauge
Wooden sleepers and packing cases of parts stored at Puerto Madryn in 1922.
Metre gauge 2-6-0 no. 3 pulls a train of flats carrying newly-erected Henschel 2-8-2s.
Henschel no. 120, without its wheels, is transported on a road trailer. The only reason that springs to mind for moving it without the wheels is that this would be an easy way of bringing the weight down, perhaps if the loco were to be transferred elsewhere via the Puerto Madryn muelle and its cranes.
Whilst the Baldwins were generally found to be better suited to use on the FCCC, a couple of the Henschels were used during reconstruction work. Here is no. 111 in steam, perhaps for this purpose.
Work on a culvert, seemingly with a temporary trestle structure in place.
Inspection of a temporary wooden culvert crossing pending completion of the stone and steel permanent structure.
Mixed gauge track approaching what is probably the new works construction depot near Dolavon station.
Another shot probably at the same location, with 75cm wagons on the left and piles of sleepers.
A trainload of sleepers, and interstingly a van with an unusual 'Estado' label on the side.
A works train including three tank wagons, and in the care of a Baldwin loco.
A rare view of one of the Henschel tank locos on a works train. A Baldwin is in the background.
A line of vans, possibly in use as track workers' accommodation, judging by the steps at each doorway.
A Baldwin in a siding, opposite a station. This might be at Dolavon, or possibly further west.
An unforetunately rather blurred photo showing a Henschel with a rake of flats, possibly offloading soil for the embankment in the foreground. The culvert is interesting as it is an Armco one made of corrugated galvanised steel. The Armco system was invented in the USA in 1896.
A group of workers pose with a newly constructed point.
A furgon, possibly on a newly constructed piece of track, or alternatively at the caolin workings near Las Chapas. Note the spectacle frames at either side, possibly indicating the end of a train.
The 1922 75cm gauge empire