Hidden Colombia by Rail | PTG

from £4,950.00

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An exciting opportunity presents itself for you to join us on our second dedicated railtour of Colombia.  Once considered off-limits, five decades of conflict have now ended in what is Latin America’s oldest democracy.  A three-foot gauge railway system once linked this mountainous country from Buenaventura on the southern Pacific coast to Santa Marta on the northern Atlantic coast, before decay and virtual closure.  Now, as part of a strategy to remove damaging heavy freight traffic from the roads, the government has awarded rehabilitation contracts for sections that have remained mothballed since the 1980s.  We visit and travel on significant parts of the system, where possible using all of the operating steam fleet.  One of the highlights will be to ride the daily ‘mixed’ on the electrified coal and iron ore branch through a spectacular gorge from Belencito to Paz de Rio.

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