Steam train Ferrovia Tereza Cristina | Brasil

The meter-gauge Tereza Cristina Railway in Brazil used steam locomotives until the early 1990s. In July 2013 that era is recreated as loco No. 205 from Tubarão railway museum replaced the scheduled diesel on a coal train. The wagons are loaded at Rio Fiorita. No. 205 struggles on the gradient to Siderópolis. It finally stalls as the boiler pressure went down due to bad quality of locomotive coal. While the loco waits for help from a diesel the FarRail tour group empties the fridge of a trackside bar.

Next morning the loco performs better on the Congonhas bridge near Tubarão. Loco 205 is a 2-10-2 built by Skoda in 1949 for the Salta-Socompa route through the Andes in the far north west of Argentina. In 1980 it was sold to the Tereza Cristina Railway.

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