The former Oeste de Minas railway (EFOM), inaugurated in 1881 by D. Pedro II, opens the way between the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest, to take the tourist to a beautiful walk through the mountains of the São José complex.
Besides the natural beauties, the tour also has great tourist and cultural attractions such as the Rotunda, the incredible turning of the locomotive and the Railway Museum.
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There are 12 km of crossing by a beautiful ecological diversity and landscapes that still preserve the architecture of the XIX century. All this on board Maria-Fumaça, the oldest in operation in Brazil.
Is this narrow gauge? Kind of looks like it. I really love steam engines and railroads. There is something magical taking a ride on a 70+ YO train that you don't feel on a modern train. Maybe it is the slower speed as it enhances the clickity-clack of the rails, rocking of the cars, and the moan of the steam whistle.
Great image with the black steam mixing with the huge white clouds. The scene has something Orient-Express-like bringing us back to a time that no longer exists. Beautiful sometimes to reminisce about a time we wished to have experiened and only know from books, old images or movies.
I had to giggle inside me a little and I had to think of my grandmother when she was young. She told us that she was so happy when the steam area was over and finally could travel without fearing to arrive all dirty from the black steam :-)
Old steam trains are always interesting and also good objects for photographing and also perfect objects tot our ToM this month. . I like your colourful photo which is also nicely composed.
A classic traditional train station postcard like image. I love the design of the station and the train coming toward you. I hope you are in the safe place to take this photo. The old train gives us a sense of traveling back in time. LOVE it.