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Track inspection at Cristina village

Kontrola trati u obce Cristina (Quiriguá - Bananera)
Click to display a full-size image (at Wikimedia Commons).

The track is at certain places in a bad condition, the train swings from side to side. It is a consequence of decades-long negligence by state railroads, Mitch hurricane in 1998 - and of course also the low budget of present-day owner, which cannot expect big profits in a poor country with a strong competition of road transport. There has been a rail breakage at this place and the engineer with conductor check if we can continue. Luckily, everything went well.

The engine in the picture has serial number 1002 and was made in Canada.

This is how the whole area looks on a map.

Cristina, 2004.09.04

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Updated: 2004.09.19

© Jan Pešula, 2004