Fantastic Steam Footage In Equador
By the time I got to Riobamba in Equador on my South American steam trip, I had no cameras left after thieves in Lima Peru relived me of all my equipment.
Despite this, I longed to travel over the Devil’s Nose, probably the most famous railway formation in the entire world.
As it turned out, we grabbed a ride on a freight with a 2-8-0 up front from Riobamba, and I rode in the cab to Allousi, the town at the top of the grade.
I cannot tell a lie. The next day the passenger turned up with a diesel in charge. Damn!
I believe some steam is around or being restored in the area, although I am not exactly sure what is happening.
The following video has some great footage of steam in Equador taken in 2014.
It might be worth a trip?