More Esquel line photos
The junction at Km 648 where the narrow gauge diverges from the broad gauge west of Ingeniero Jacobacci. This view is looking east.
A mixed train heads south in 1975, headed by one of the Henschels. The aridness of the landscape can be clearly seen.
An unidentified Henschel arrives at El Maitén 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.
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 Maitén is now derelict, the operating locos being based at the works slight further north. However, in 1975 it was fully operational. El Maitén had a triangle to turn locos, behind the shed and to the left. This is now full of derelict stock.
The gangers' trolley shed at El Maitén is constructed from cemented wooden sleepers in the method common along the line.
Another tail end view, this time on the climb out of Esquel.
A tourist train has arrived at Nahuel Pan from Esquel. The loco, a Henschel, will turn on the new triangle behind the photographer.
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.
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.
Views of some of the intermediate stations are not common. Here's one of Ojos de Agua showing how little development there is in its vicinity.
The 1922 75cm gauge empire