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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Today la trochita

Today we decided to have a small family adventure and catch the small narrow gauge train La Trochita which turns 70 on Monday.
The train left at 10 am we bought four tickets at 70 pesos each and sat back and enjoyed the view.
The morning was very cold but sunny.
I bought the kids some hot chocolate and toasted sandwich (tostado) on the food wagon. It was just one lady making things the old fashioned way with a stove and sandwich toaster on the gas and mugs hung up on the wall. Not at all like the food wagon when you catch the xpt from Sydney to Scone.
Food carriage and Joaquin waiting for his hot chocolate
Asado Patagonian lamb to celebrate 70 years at Nahuel Pan.
The "Salamandra" each train wagon has a small fire heater to heat up the carriages. When the train used to travel very long distances people would use these to cook up their lunch or dinner. Another fun fact is that the train would travel slowly to give people enough time to get of the train in the early morning and run beside the carriages and pick up wood to keep the stoves going all day.
Horses and snow capped Nahuel Pan
View showing the town of Esquel

1 comment:

Brasilian_Babe said...

Looks like a great and fun family outing. :-)