La Trochita

  • Brand: RailStuff
  • Product Code: RSLT
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $44.95

Narrow Gauge in Southern Argentina.

Nicknamed the "Old Patagonia Express" in Paul Theroux' 1979 travelogue, the 402km 75cm gauge line from Ingeniero Jacobacci to Esquel is no express.

Nor is it old; it was completed in 1945 it is the largest component and only surviving remnant of a 1920s project to create an extensive narrow-gauge rail network to serve
Patagonia.

Sparsely settled, much of the area is semi-desert, the principal economic activities being pastoralism and mining. Traffic was sparse, and the line closed completely in 1993.

Tourist services now run only on the southern section of the line, with occasional charters over the full length. Baldwin and Henschel 2-8-0s are the power.

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 115 MIN
Special Features Chapter selection, Two audio tracks

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