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Convict Train Station
02-JAN-2012

"Convict Train Station"

Ushuaia

To link the prison to a timber area, the convicts built the world's southernmost railroad. Today the Train to the End of the World offers daily steam-driven excursions in replicas of English passenger wagons. During the journey, a bilingual guide (Spanish-English), recount the history of the "Convict Train".The train goes through the Pipo River across the Quemadon Bridge and makes its first stop at the De la Macarena Cascade. Here you can either go down the steps to the Indian campsite reconstruction of one of the four native tribes that lived in Ushuaia, or go up the steps to see the Macarena Waterfall whose source is in the Le Martial mountain range. After fifteen minutes, the train continus on its journey to a sub-Antarctic forest. It crosses different sites where the prisoners worked every day for 50 years cutting down trees.
After skirting the "Turbal", a raised sphagnum moss bog typical of Tierra del Fuego, the train arrives at the "Estacion del Parque".

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