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Train To The Clouds

Country: Argentina
City: Salta
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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A one-day journey by train to see this area in Northwestern Argentina. In spite of its intense life, it is not visited regularly. Conditioned cars and excellent assistance make us enjoy this experience. The journey on the Tren a las Nubes - Train To the Clouds starts at Salta. It runs through 19 tunnels, over 29 bridges, 13 viaducts, 9 sheds, two loops formed by the railway, and several big sewer systems, among them, true and colossal works of art delivered by its creator's imagination, Engineer Richard Fontaine Maury, whose great exploit was to cross the Andes Mountain range using the potentials of engineering.

The Train To The Clouds began its travels on June 16, 1,972. It uses no racks, so the single power of the diesel engine locomotive pulls the ten wagons that make it up. Comprising a Diesel locomotive, a wagon equipped with a medical post and informative central booth, a restaurant wagon, a bar wagon, and seven other wagons with first-class seats, making up a total capacity of 520 passengers.

It is the only railway tour that starts from the city of Salta, at 1187 m.a.s.l. It goes through the Estación Alvarado, on Ruta Nacional No 51, Rosario de Lerma, , Campo Quijano, Quebrada del Toro, Alisal, Puerta de Tastil, Meseta, Diego de Almagro, Cachinal and San Antonio de los Cobres stations, to finally reach 4230 m.a.s.l. on the La Polvorilla viaduct.

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