End of the world" train
It travels along the same rails as in times of a prison, “End of the world Prison”, when it transported the prisoners to their tasks in the cold forest, mainly to cut logs to guarantee the necessary firewood used for cooking and heating at the prison.
In 1994 after 42 years of silent retirement (the prison was closed) the train resumed its old circuit
The steam locomotive consume 500 liters of water and the most important thing is to keep an eye on the boiler, so it does not run out of water", said one of the drivers
The photo was taken at a stop when locomotives are changed, the man, a driver, was checking one before beginning the trip back to the main station
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claudeD (38330) 2014-05-27 8:28
as a railwaay fan I like your picture here with the locomotive in full action very much. Excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ikeharel (70589) 2014-05-27 8:46
What an intriguing sight, Maria.
I live in a country that has not even one steam-locomotiv - so for me this is marvelous to see one puffing white and ready to roll on.
Stunning red, with the Argentina flag in front and a beautiful grove in the surrounding area, autumn colors in fabulous orange.
Cricri (118673) 2014-05-27 9:12
Intéressante note...un bon gros plan du train rouge qui ma foi est impressionnant, bon détails avec le drapeau de ton pays, ah oui c'est l'automne chez toi, les arbres donne de merveilleuses couleurs, un effet particulier avec la vapeur blanche, belle présentation
PS) j'ai ajouter une image a ton thème sur les chiens, TE n'a pas l'air de trop aimer mon chien Thai :-), regarde le WS, j'ai mise ma Jessie :-))
emilbo (22616) 2014-05-27 9:51
Une magnifique photo qui me rappelle les bons vieux trains à boucane quand j'étais jeune. Chez vous c'est l'automne avec ses belles couleurs et ici c'est le printemps avec les arbres qui ont repris leurs feuilles. Ce drôle de train ne manque pas d'attirer l'attention par sa couleur. Ta note explicative est très intéressante et je n'aurais pas pensé que c'était pour le transport des prisonniers. Excellente présentation.
Toutes mes félicitations,
annjackman (21893) 2014-05-27 10:02
This an excellent picture with the bright little red train billowing out steam and all set against a fabulous autumnal woodland. The man patiently standing there balances the composition very well.
Very good clarity and thanks for the interesting note.
Kind Regards, Ann
ktanska (27508) 2014-05-27 10:34
Quite an interesting view from far far away. Little red engine on a narrow gauge shows it's strength with those puffs of steam. Good off centre framing and nice autumn colours on the background.
Noel_Byrne (30976) 2014-05-27 11:31
For a train with such a name and such a history, its a very bright and eye catching vehicle! It looks almost like a character from Thomas the Tank Engine! Very nice composition here too, being off centre, it lets us see the forest for a sense of place, and the steam blasting out is perfect timing.
fritzi007 (10553) 2014-05-27 11:47
I enjoy my life, you too?
Your photo has great class, fascinating to the red locomotive, and your information is very good!
carlo62 (47311) 2014-05-27 14:39
un vero e proprio salto nel passato.
Il coloro rosso del vecchio treno può solo colpire l'attenzione.
Ottima composizione, il vapore fa capire che il mezzo è in funzione.
Bella presentazione, con tanto di cornice colorata come il treno.
Mancano solo i prigionieri....
jmdias (63890) 2014-05-27 17:31
si , era el mismo parque. he caminado durante muchas horas por entre la floresta con miedo de la lluvia y cuando volvi à Ushuaia había nieve.
Hermosa vista con el pequeño tren y el personaje bien colocado.
acá tenemos algun frío durante el día, con cielo cubierto de nubes y 7 gralos, algo como allá...
mirosu (16129) 2014-05-27 19:35
Excellent photo with nice colourful locomotive close up. I like your autumn mood in your photos, during the time when whole northern hemisphere is celebrating spring return.
Very well done.
p.s. My grandfather was driver of such small steam locomotive, also carrying wood from the forest to paper making factory.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-05-28 4:33
I like this picture very much! The bright red train is extremely eye catching especially in these more muted colored settings. The steam around it adds to the whole atmosphere. The man checking the train has been well placed in the framing and makes the image more down to earth adding important human element. Well composed and with very pretty colors.
Thanks for sharing and all the best
Didi (60588) 2014-05-28 9:08
Une machine à vapeur intéressante, j'espère que tu as pu photographier l'autre côté
Pour faire bouillir l'eau, je suppose que c'est avec du charbon ou des bûches
J'apprécie la qualité du cadrage
ourania (44926) 2014-05-28 9:54
Hola Maria querida,
both your photo and note are very interesting, information and sight are all new to me. I like very much the vivid red tones and the perspective, the engine is extremely attractive but you've still allowed the surroundings to be comprehensible and atmospheric. The man next to the engine adds interest, reference and balance. I like very much the rendering of all the details and the way the colours express the atmosphere of the season. Felicitaciones y gracias!
Todo lo major, te deseo un dia muy agradable,
photoray (13981) 2014-05-28 11:36
Fine view up close front on of this classical switcher steam locomotive, a glimpse of the narrow gauge rails, and accented by the bright red loco and the golden leaf background.
Thanks for sharing,
jcpix (13916) 2014-05-28 20:38
Hola Miss Maria,
What is this, I'm away for almost a week and you have only one new picture?? :)
Now this is going "old school," I love it! Not something we see very often, here or anywhere for that matter. This would have held plenty of appeal on its own, but it was a great idea to include the driver as part of this shot, aiding in both scale and context.
A beautiful Autumn setting, apt for this big red train that dominates the frame, but is not overpowering. You've done a fine job in composition, light balance and color...and the capture of steam adds that little extra effect and historical significance to the imagery. "End of the world,"...I think I'll keep flying or driving instead! ;) Have a wonderful day ahead mi amiga. All the best.
Cheers from the desert furnace,
abmdsudi (53565) 2014-05-28 21:26
Nice shot of this loco, it's so good to see this olde traction steam engine from days gone by. A cracking color, one which really lends itself to a feeling timeless charm and nostalgia. Indeed a fun shot to warm the day as the steam adds the visual impact. The image is pin sharp and the stunning red gives the old boy a new look! A wonderful shot and strikingly stands out, Congrats.
Silvio1953 (141915) 2014-05-29 9:42
Ciao Maria, lovely scene with beautiful train in a fantastic forest, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-05-29 11:53
the locomotive has a very dramatic presence in your composition. The vivid red is reflected in the flowers in the background and the blue and white flag provides very good contrast. Excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
Have a nice evening.
fabbs99 (17135) 2014-05-29 12:12
Lovely shot of the old steam engine.Nice red color and good sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
adramad (45290) 2014-05-30 7:54
Muy interesante nota, que nos introduce a la comprension de la historia de esta vieja locomotora, sy color rojo da un fuerte impacto a la composicion, realmente encantador en entorno, con la preciosidad de ese bosque con sus tintes rojizos del otoño.
Un perfecto colorido muy natural.
Una imagen muy luminosa y con una óptima nitidez.
Disfruta de un buen fin de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Royaldevon (38371) 2014-05-30 15:25
The steam emitted from the sides of the engine really bring the shot to life! I can almost hear it hissing!
A very well composed shot with good guides and all elements well placed.
Have a good w/e,
Romano46 (18472) 2014-06-04 10:15
tra le tue ultime foto mi ha colpito in maniera particolare questa perchè sembra ricordare tempi antichicon il vapore che trae origine dal mezzo ferroviario.
Inoltre il taglio essenziale, i colori tutti impostati sui toni rossi sia del mezzo ferroviario, quanto della natura che mostra i colori autunnali sono assai pregevoli.
Una bella istantanea nella quale anche la bandiera argentina fa la sua bella fihura.
Ciao e buona giornata
mcmtanyel (22216) 2014-06-06 6:25
A red steam engine, how unusual (they're mostly black) and what an eye-catcher! The blue and white flag painted on it makes a perfect contrast.
To answer your question, I felt quite safe in Israel. They take their security very seriously. The barbed wire you saw in that photo was preserved for tourism.
papagolf21 (100790) 2014-06-09 23:27
Bonjour, chère Maria,
Une très bonne prise de vue avec cette locomotive à vapeur (les jets de vapeur ressortent merveilleusement).
Une image de grande qualité à tous points de vue.
clic (16929) 2014-06-11 8:51
Votre image est bien balancée visuellement par la présence du conducteur qui regarde 'tousser' d'épuisement sa locomotive!
La pauvre petite!!
Les arbres aux couleurs d'automne se sont approchés pour mieux voir ce phénomène inhabituel!
PiotrF (16860) 2014-06-24 16:08
Nice pictur with nice colourful locomotive close up.Excellent presentation and natural colour be superb.
Very well done
adores (45219) 2014-06-26 15:53
Good shot! The locomotive is very eye catching. I like the flag in front, the colours of the autumn leaves and the effect of the smoke. The man is also well placed!
macjake (67532) 2014-06-27 9:47
there are a few train lovers here on TE, and I am certainly one of them.
glad I found this photo now, a bit late though :)
I actually believe the autumn colored trees and branches in the bg make the photo just that much better! And yet you took this photo in April.
love the steam, love the vibrant red, and just the overall look and feel of the photo.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-10-14 11:07
The leaves were changing their color and the forest was colorful but this red colored small engine was shunting in this forest, this is a narrow gauge line and the man was supervising it, well narrated and also informative your article, nice composition with sharp color contrast and well detailing.
my warm regards,
Miguel82 (27674) 2015-05-09 19:24
That old steam locomotive is still in good condition Maria, amazing little train in Tierra del Fuego, it is an ideal mean of transport to discover slowly that magnificent region