This narrow gauge train is on the railroad track farthest south in the world. The branch line was inaugurated on 25th May 1951 to serve the coal mines in Río Turbio...
Rio Gallegos Station is a former railway station of the railway branch linking the Río Turbio coal mine with the port of Punta Loyola, near Río Gallegos, in the Güer Aike department of the Province of Santa Cruz (Argentina).
It was inaugurated in 1951 and today it is converted into a Feroviario museum.
The station forms part of the Río Turbio Ferro-Industrial Branch, which links the Río Turbio mine in the Andes Mountains and near the border with Chile, with the port of Punta Loyola, near Rio Gallegos.
It is a branch of narrow gauge (750 mm) belonging to YCF (Yacimientos Carboníferos Fiscales, current YCRT) and currently works only for the transport of coal.
For the coal mines in Río Turbio
Locomotive at the Railway Museum
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