Railways at the End of the World



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Railways at the End of the World – in Patagonia and the South Atlantic Islands

by Martin Coombs and David Sinclair, will be published by The Araucaria Press in mid-2014. This will be a hardback A4 landscape volume of around 350 pages, covering a similar area to this website under the following main chapter headings:
Patagonia and the islands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the geographical and historical background
The Central Railway of Chubut. . . . . . . . . . . . . .another Welsh narrow gauge railway
The routes to Neuquén and Patagones . . . . . . the BAGSR stretches out west and south
Three government broad gauge railways . . . . state railway routes inland from the Atlantic
The Chilean broad gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the southern extremities of the Red Sur
Another Transandine attempt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . the ill-fated FC Trasandino por San Martín
60 cm. gauge on the Isla Grande de Chiloé . .the EFE’s Ancud to Castro line
The 1922 75 cm. gauge empire . . . . . . . . . . . . . up the Chubut valley, to Esquel, and to the Río Negro
Out in the South Atlantic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . railways in the Falklands, and on other islands
Old and new in Ushuaia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the erstwhile prison railway, and the new FC Austral Fueguino
Railways of the estancias and frigoríficos . . .wool and mutton carriers in a variety of locations
The coal railways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . principally the FC Mina Loreto and the Río Turbio systems
Other mineral railways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for salt, oil, copper, and even gold!
An assortment of other industrial lines. . . . . everything from a steelworks system to lighthouse railways!
The book will include a number of drawings of locomotives and other vehicles, maps of rail systems, and plans of stations.

To order please scroll to foot of page

Sample pages:



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Publication took place in early July. The book will soon be available from UK specialist railway booksellers, or direct from ourselves by clicking the appropriate button below.

Customers in the UK
may purchase
'Railways at the End of the World'
direct from The Araucaria Press
for £49.95 including postage and packing. Click on the button below to order using Paypal, or send a cheque payable to
'Martin Coombs & David Sinclair'
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European customers
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'Railways at the End of the World'
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Customers elsewhere
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'Railways at the End of the World'
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