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The junction at Km 648 where the narrow gauge diverges from the broad gauge west of Ingeniero Jacobacci. This view is looking east.

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A mixed train heads south in 1975, headed by one of the Henschels. The aridness of the landscape can be clearly seen.

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An unidentified Henschel arrives at El Maiten from the north over the Rio Chubut bridge during 1975. The second vehicle in the train is a converted passenger coach which became a staff vehicle complete with grilled pay window in the side. It was numbered 1006 in this guise but its original identity is not known.

 

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Railway huts and staff houses are commonly made from old quebracho sleepers cemented together. This building is outside the works at El Maiten.

The original three road engine shed at El Maiten is now derelict, the operating locos being based at the works slight further north. However, in 1975 it was fully operational. El Maiten had a triangle to turn locos, behind the shed and to the left. This is now full of derelict stock.

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The gangers' trolley shed at El Maitén is constructed from cemented wooden sleepers in the method common along the line.

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Another tail end view, this time on the climb out of Esquel.

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A tourist train has arrived at Nahuel Pan from Esquel. The loco, a Henschel, will turn on the new triangle behind the photographer.

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The loco shed at Esquel as seen from the south west in 2000. Two Henschels and a second class coach are visible. The left hand loco is taking water before setting of with a train to Nahuel Pan.

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The same loco turns on the Esquel turntable later the same day. The turntable is clearly much longer than the loco and was presumably a cast off from the broad gauge.

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Chapter 7

The 1922 75cm gauge empire

Glossary

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Grandiose plans

The 1922 locos

The 1922 rolling stock

Railcars

FCCC extensions

FCCC reconstruction photos

FCCC operations

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The line to Esquel

Esquel route construction photos

Esquel operations

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The Río Negro line

Com. Rivadavia to Punta Piedras

More photos at Com. Rivadavia

Other users of equipment

Appendices

1 List of locos

2 Rolling stock lists

3 The FCCC itinerary

4 The Esquel itinerary

5 The Río Negro itinerary

6 The 1942 FCCC timetable

7 1960 working timetable

8 Plan of Trelew

9 Track layout photos at Ing. Jacobacci

10 Perez report 1925

11 1955 report

12A 1957 report part A

12B 1957 report part B

12C 1957 report part C

12D 1957 report part D

12E 1957 report part E

12F 1957 report part F

13 1959 report

14 Calculos report

15 1961 report

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