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κοντά στην περιοχή Viedma, Río Negro (Argentina)

▓▓▓▓▓ WELCOME TO A JOURNEY OF LEGEND!▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓


THE PATAGONIAN ROUTE

R-95 is the only Patagonian "Transcontinental" railway line crossing Patagonia from E to W, connecting City of Viedma at the Atlantic Ocean, with City of San Carlos de Bariloche located at the Andes Mountains foothills.

It is one of the most legendary patagonian routes, and probably one of the more beatifuls here.

Due to the length of this route we have divided it into 3 parts as follows:
♦ Part I → THE COAST
♦ Part II → THE STEPPE
♦ Part III → THE MOUNTAIN

This particulat guide is only for Part I.
At the bottom we added an hiperlynk to the Part II

Part I runs 125 miles from city of Viedma to city of San Antonio Oeste, and we call it « THE GHOST TOWNS ROUTE » because here, in middle of nothing, still exists a pair of true ghost towns from beggining of XXth Century, and 3 Ghost places from the same time.

O' Connor is the most important of both ghost towns.
Here it is possible to see the old railroaders wooden houses, made with sleepers, the old iron sheet passenger station, and the Thomas Piggott watertank for steam locos.
Curiously a track MOW crew is based here.

Of course, scenery here is pure Patagonian desert, with... no population.

If you are alert, probably you would see here guanacos and choiques at the side of our tracks. Note that this are protected animals here.

Only one train is covering this route by the moment, and this is the legendary PATAGÓNICO, a vintage InterCity train with rolling stock from the '50's, the '60's and the '70's, preserved in original conditions to give you that exotic experience of crossing the Wild West Patagonia aboard a historical train.

Came with us to ride one of the most fantastic Patagonian experiences..
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Follows on part 2
δέντρο

IDEVI

This is a grup of local farms Somethimes open to tourist
Birding spot

Barranco de Los Loros

A nice place for birdwatchers. One of the most important parrots colony you can see.
Wildlife sighting

La Lobería

This is the most important sea wolfs reservoirs in all America
φωτογραφία

Camino de La Costa

A impressive scenic road running paralel to a cliff.
Building of interest

Faro del Río Negro

Official llighthouse of this place.
Παραλία

Balneario El Cóndor

A nice beach with a big tidal wave, located at the Río Negro estuary side.
Waypoint

Plaza San Martin

This is Viedma main square.
Building of interest

Residencia del Gobernador

The Governor house itself.
Building of interest

Edificio Histórico Municipal

This is the Municipalty historical building
Sacred architecture

Manzana Histórica

This is a historical city block containing some historical buildings.
δέντρο

Plaza Alsina

This is the downtown square.
ρεμέτζο

Muelle de Lanchas

This pier acts as a little port for shuttle ships connecting Viedma with Carmen de Patagones. They operate in a regular service.
Πληροφορία

Oficina de Informes Turísticos

Open Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 8pm. Saturdays, Sundays and non labourable days from 12am to 6pm. +542920-427171 infoturismo@viedma.gov.ar
Building of interest

Centro Municipal de Cultura

This is the municipalty culture building. Located at Gallardo St. Nº 550. +542920-424448.
Γέφυρα

Puente Gobernador Villarino

The new road brigde connecting city of Viedma with Carmen de Patagones.
Γέφυρα

Puente Ferrocarretero

This is the historical steel lifting brigde connecting city of Viedma with Carmen de Patagones. It is dual mode, so can operate road and railroad traffic. It is the only railroad lifting brigde in all Patagonia, but it is important to mention lifting system is not longer operative, because it is not neccesary on modern times.. The brigde was built in 1937, and the lifting system... is not conventional
Bus stop

Terminal de Omnibus VDM

This is the city buses terminal.
Γέφυρα

Puente Cero

It is an old plate railway brigde located over Provincial Route Nº 1
ρεμέτζο

Histórico Muelle Carbonero

During steam times this pier was used by ships to transfer coal to railway wagons to be later used by locomotives. It is not longer operative
ερείπιο

Antiguo Emplazamiento de los Talleres Ganz

In the past on this place were located the mainteinance sheed of a special fleet of fast DMU's
Building of interest

Tren Nº 000

Some historical rolling stock can be seen here somethimes
Building of interest

Histórica Mesa Giratoria

Just the historic turntable itself
Train stop

Embarcadero de autos

Here is the ramp to load automobiles on board the train
Waypoint

Aeropuerto Gobernador Castello

This is the local airport, located only 2km from the railway station
Γέφυρα

Puente Fantasma

A lonely steel brigde located in middle of nowhere in the desert.
ερείπιο

General Nicolás Palacios Ghost Station

The fisrt ghost station is this. Nothing here
ερείπιο

General Liborio Bernal Ghost Station

The second ghost station you will pass. Brrrrrrr!!!
Train stop

Vice-admiral O' Connor Ghost Stationj town

A true ghost town. Somethimes train stops here. This is in fact a railway base, preserved as beginnings of XXth Century
ερείπιο

Nuevo León Ghost Station

Another ghost station
Σταυροδρόμι

The O' Connor Triangle

Inversion triangle in middle of nothing
ερείπιο

General Lorenzo Vintter Ghost Station

Vintter is not a cnventional ghost station, becsause from hjere you have a strange and nice view to the ocean, located 30km away. Looking South it is possible to see the deep blue ocean making a atrong contrast with the yellow desert, giving this a unique visual composition
Risk

East Xing

Λίμνη

San Antonio Bay tidal limit

Here you have a very unusual scenery for a railway. With high tide you will see sea water very near the tracks. But on low tide all the bay turns dry, and if you pay attention you will see crabs holes between the brushes.
Γέφυρα

Pifiado Brigde

Σταυροδρόμι

Dr. Cortizo North Junction

Σταυροδρόμι

Dr. Cortizo East Junction

Σταυροδρόμι

Alpat Junction

Here starts the Alpat industrial branch
Waypoint

SAO Workshops

Here we repair our locomotives, and here we assembled our firts locos in 1908
Train stop

SAO Station

This is San Antonio Oeste passenger station
Building of interest

Hook HIstoric track

Here is were the Patagonian railway started in 1908
ρεμέτζο

Old SAO Harbor

This was our beggining in 1908
Παραλία

Old Beach

This is the old San Antonio beach, located at the inner part of the bay
Παραλία

Open Beach

This is the name given to the big beaches located at the open sea. This beachs are very big, and a very nice place to walk
Building of interest

Historic Houses

SAO still has some classic houses and buildings from beginning of the XXth Century.

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