Web pages relevant to Patagonian and nearby railways
The International Working Steam Locomotives pages, web pages on each country with working steam, by Rob Dickinson.
The 'Ultimate Steam Page' site, by Hugh Odom, contains pages about the research and development work of Livio Dante Porta who, before becoming the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Argentinian Railways, was the manager of the RFIRT at Rio Gallegos. It includes a lot of detail about the RFIRT 2-10-2s.
A site on the Puerto Deseado broad gauge line was run by Daniel Alegre and Ruben N. Püschel for a while but may not be available now, 2012. It had a large number of pictures.
El Ferrocarril en Internet - 1347 fotos has been created with contributions from a large number of photographers. Subsidiary pages give access to sets of photos on a variety of Argentinean and Latin American railway topics. In particular 'Estaciones Argentinas 9' has recent photos of stations on the C. Rivadavia - Sarmiento line, and 'Estaciones Provincia de Santa Cruz' does the same for the Pto. Deseado - Las Heras route.
Alejandro Aguado, whose book is listed above, has a website devoted to his photography and artwork. Included are collections dedicated to the C. Rivadavia - Sarmiento railway and its surviving relics. His interests do not lie solely in the direction of railway relics.
Sylvester Damus, an Argentinean economist working in Canada, has transferred a good deal of statististical information about Argentina's railways into digital form. This data is available for sale on disk from his website.
Tren Patagonico SA are the operators of the Viedma to Bariloche broad gauge line. Their banner ad below is as currently displayed on appropriate Patagonian websites.
Un tren hacia el horizonte (Memoria y Futuro de un Trencito Patagonico) is a site dedicated to the RFIRT. It has a lot of detailed information about the social background to the mining communities as well as railway history.
Rumbo al Sud is a web-based magazine devoted to railways south of Buenos Aires, including especially the BAGSR and its nationalised successor the FC General Roca. The editor is Marcelo Arcas.
Funimag es un sitio que trata de funiculares en todas partes del mundo. Se incluye una página tratando del funicular de Jamestown en Santa Helena.
Museo del Fin del Mundo in Ushuaia
Paul Carroll's South Atlantic site contains much about The Falkland Islands and South Georgia.
Jim Mclaren has a site about South Georgia with a large number of very clear photographs of the old whaling stations though little can be seen of railway remains.
Zagier and Urruty, publishers of books on Patagonia and the far south under the trade name of 'World's End', have a website listing their books.
Those interested in possible forest and sawmill railways might like to look at La explotación forestal en Magallanes entre 1843 y el presente, 1998, by Sr. Mateo Martinic B., Director of the Instituto de la Patagonia, Punta Arenas. Railways are not mentioned specifically, but there is much useful background. Not available in 2012.
The St. Helena Virtual Library and Archive maintained by Barry Weaver. The recent addition of more transcripts of government records has greatly increased the importance of this site.
Ascension Island Heritage Society site, maintained by Stephen Fowler. A number of references to railway remains on the island.
The Museum of Petroleum in Comodoro Rivadavia, tells the history of the area's oilfields.
Faros Historicos Chileños, a paper on the history of Chile's lighthouses, by Carmen Hevia Jürgensen and Iván Vargas Marín.
British expatriates in Southern Patagonia, a site by Duncan Campbell of Puerto Bories, contains a large amount of information about businesses and other organisations run by or for Britons out in the far south. It is an invaluable resource for those investigating topics related to such immigrants.
Jon Ainge, ex of the British Antarctic Survey, has a website with many photos of South Georgia.
Many old photos of Comodoro Rivadavia are now online in a site run by Miguel Fiordelli. Most of the small thumbnails can be clicked on to display larger pictures. A number of these are of railway interest.
A site on the history of Rio Turbio is within the Olimpiadas Nacionales de Contenidos Educativos en Internet site run by INET. This portal gives access to a number of other historical webpages from all over Argentina.
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