Transandine Railway – over the Andes from Argentina to Chile


If Transandine Railway (or Ferrocarril Trasandino) would be operational today, it would be the seventh highest railway in the world, the highest point being almost 3200 meter about see level.

What a pity that this 250 km metre gauge narrow railway from Mendoza, Argentina to Los Andes, Chile has not been operated since 1984. I would love to ride it.

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By rail from Argentina to Chile during 1910-1984

This rail route was first initiated in 1854, but it took more than 50 years before the whole line from Argentina to Chile was opened to traffic in 1910. And closed 74 years later. I have read that there are plans to reopen the track, but I have not found any confirmation that this is really happening. Would be great to see that – and be there.

My pictures are from 2007, taken on the Argentine side, many of the about here.

Click any picture to open the gallery.

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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4 Responses to Transandine Railway – over the Andes from Argentina to Chile

  1. dianaed2013 says:

    Just love finding out about different places – photos great

  2. Shame – i love trains.

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