frozen-north wrote: So, you can no longer go by train to Concepcion or Puerto Montt?
>I don't see the train south ever going further south than Chillan again.
>Lagos' government sank a lot of money into the train south, new stations etc,...
So, you can no longer go by train to Concepcion or Puerto Montt?
Was Lagos trying to revive the passenger traffic? What happened with the cargo transport? Gone too?
I remember the old tren al sur..........
Donnybrook wrote:. Oh dear, I'm getting old - but hopefully not cranky.
Vicki and Greg Lansen wrote:If you are traveling to southern Chile chances are you might take the route passing into Argentina, then down and back into Chile at the Futa crossing. If you do that, you pass through the town of Esquel where the worlds last narrow guage train operates (so my father, a train nut...oops, sorry Dad, enthusiast says). The ticket office in on the main drag going through town and serves as a quite interesting mini-museum. The train is called La Trocita, or Trochita maybe. Beautiful scenery and a nostalgic ride on the Old Patagonia Express. Esquel is approximately one-half hour/+ before the Futa border crossing where you once again pick up the Caraterra Austral south.
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