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  by Benny
 
In this time I'm very busy but turning in the city I discovered some plinthed locos and carriages that can be of interest for rail fans.

During the "Pacific War" in the second half of 1800 Lima was protected by some "reductos" (defending structures) and, to celebrate that era, in the '90s of XXth century the Miraflores district mayor built up a museum in the site of #2 reducto. The man in charge of the work had the idea of building a copy of the old Miraflores station of the Lima-Miraflores-Chorrillos railroad that had been near there and, to give visitors the feel of a train waiting, put a loco and a carriage at the building ends.
D97r Museo del reducto a Miraflores-1.jpg
The loco, 3 ft gauge, was built by Baldwin in 1929 and comes from the Cuzco-Macchu Pichu-Quillabamba railway where, in its last times, had #102; it has been restored as it was originally.
D99r vedi D98-1.jpg
Instead the carriage is standard gauge and comes from the Ferrocarril Central. It was built in Peru into the '30s under north-american design and has been painted with inscriptions of the Chorrillos line as a dining car.
D93r Vettura ex FCCA nel parque del reducto a Miraflores.jpg

Nice? Next time something more.

Ciao :wink:
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Last edited by Benny on Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:20 am, edited 1 time in total.
  by philipmartin
 
Good looking rolling stock. Nice looking building too. Noting the similarity of western languages, we have the word "redoubt" in English, with the same meaning.
  by Benny
 
In the Lima downtown, in the S. Isidro district, I discovered this little jem in the yard of a business center.
It is approx. 2ft gauge and the plate on the side reports Berlin Drewitz 1923.
D90r Loco 020 scartamento circa 600 con targa Berlin-Drewitz 1923 monumento nel palazzo Cofide Jr Augusto Tamayo Lima.jpg
D91r vedi D90.jpg
It will follow...


Ciao :wink:
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  by philipmartin
 
I'm moving to Lima. Benny- I sent a link to this thread to one of my supervisors who is from Peru. He rode that line to Huancayo, and is interested in this.
  by Benny
 
This carriage, heavily modified, is used, on the side of the Barranco district coliseum, as a kindergarten.
D102r vedi D101.jpg
This other instead is plinthed in the Surco district and used as a library. Note the ramps for wheelchairs because of the nearly diseased people center (not so common here).
D107r Vettura biblioteca a Surco.jpg
The building at the back is interesting being old and wooden bodied in the middle of a newly built area. Possibly it can be an old station.

Next time something more

Ciao :wink:
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  by Benny
 
One of the best preserved wagons is this one, used as a bar in a park of Jesus Maria district.
D111r Vettura utilizzata come bar a Jesus Maria.jpg
Another car used as bar-restaurant is this one, in the Barranco district, but it has been "extended" and the new part put on a fake truck.
D103r Vettura utilizzata come ristorante a Barranco.jpg
D104r Prolunga della vettura precedente.jpg
Ciao :wink:
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  by philipmartin
 
I wonder if NJ Transit, my employer, could borrow that bar car. We used to have them on some trains, but no more.
Photo: Estación de Desamparados in Lima, an old station, built in 1912; from Wiki, "named after the church of Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados." Wiki translation: Our Lady of the Abandoned . "
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  by Benny
 
Yes, this was the main passenger station in Lima (the nearly Monserrate station was more for goods and maintenance) and now the magnificent building is a seat of the national library.
Note that the approximately monthly tourists trains start from here on the only left track that is part of the line from Callao.

Ciao :wink:
  by philipmartin
 
Top photo- the station in use as a library now.
Bottom photo- the entrance to the earlier station, photographed in 1880.
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  by philipmartin
 
Here's an inside view of the Desamparados station.
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  by Benny
 
The last image shows the stair that from the ground level descend to the track, approx. 6 meters down.

Ciao :wink:
  by philipmartin
 
Benny wrote:The last image shows the stair that from the ground level descend to the track, approx. 6 meters down.

Ciao :wink:
It's a beauty, all right.
  by Benny
 
Recently the kindergarten-carriage in Barranco has been repainted and now is named "gatovagon" (cat-wagon). MIEOOWWW!!!!
D113r gatovagon.jpg
D114r vedi D113.jpg
Ciao :wink:
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  by philipmartin
 
Myself and some ladies feed the cats around my station, so I just forwarded your post to them.
Gato hombre.
  by Benny
 
Do you forwarded my post to the station cats? USA cats are so evolutioned to know how to use a computer? Nothing to do: Yankees are always a mile over!

Ciao :wink: