The Train Cemetery

Second stop on the great four wheel drive trek was just out of Uyuni, the train cemetery. Uyuni, as I mentioned is a railway junction and has, or at least had, some train workshops. About a mile out of town there are two dead-end lines which they use to shunt the old equipment onto.

Just about everything servicable and worth recycling has been stripped leaving just the hulking wrecks rusting away in the desert.

It's a strangely surreal place. Totally unexpected and rather cool to wander around.

Uyuni is known for its train graveyard. A plethera of old, gutted steam engines
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Old axel and wheel
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Most of the engines are still on the tracks
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Old engines at the Uyuni train graveyard
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Heather at the train graveyard
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Its interesting seeing the engines with bits stripped away
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One of the old wheels
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One of the cool things to make out of iron scrap at the train graveyard
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Artistic shot of old gearing
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Some of the different engines rusting into the desert
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Some engines have had slight problems remaining on the tracks
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A wheel, manufactured 23rd of January, 1939
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Active tracks leading away from Uyuni
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Active trakcs leading back to Uyuni
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Thats the salt flat over there
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The road down to our overnight stop in Alota
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Plants that grow here are tough
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