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diesel-electric train engines

Old rusted diesel-electric train engines in the semi-abandoned train yard in Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

If you know the make and model of those train engines, please email me or post a comment.­

Diesel-electric engine work this way: A diesel engine generate electricity by powering large generators, and this electricity then powers large electric motors attached to the axles of the wheels.­ This way there is no need for gears and a clutch, so the system is lighter, simpler and more efficient.­

I jumped a fence to take those amazing photos.­ The train depot is (almost) abandoned.­ Several rusted, half disassembled diesel-electric train engines are sitting in the yard.­

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March 10, 2004
Route 32, Limón, Costa Rica

Semi-abandoned Train Depot
(Puerto Limon, Costa Rica)

Photos by Tristan Savatier

I jumped a fence to take those amazing photos.­ The train depot is (almost) abandoned.­ Several rusted, half disassembled diesel-electric train engines are sitting in the yard.­ Some old train cars were painted for a festival a couple of years ago.­ A couple of engines are still in running order.­

Some of the diesel-electric locomotives, box cars, and oil tank cars (e.­g.­ on first photo) came from Newfoundland, Canada after the GFCR (Grand Falls Central Railway) company closed down in 1977.­

You can find more information on the old Costa Rican's jungle railroad in Paul Glassman’s Costa Rica Guide.

Equipment used: Sony DSC F828 (8 Mega-pixel) with 4GB Microdrive.­

If you are also interested by urban exploration, i.­e.­ exploring disused buildings and factories, abandoned tunnels, etc, check out www.­urban-resources.­net, an excellent database of photography books and other resources on this subject.­

WAooooo This Bring me so beautiful memories when I Use to Live in Valle de la Estrella and the train was the main transportation . . .rode that train so many time with my parents back and forward (Limon-Valle De La Estrella) Those beautiful days are son Gone
Hi, i from Costa Rica, this locomotive its a General Electric U11B here en my country have somo of this locomotives, we have, GE U5B, GE U10B and like this GE 11B. They carry Bananas en Port Limon and passenjers in the Capital San Jose. I hope help you, your photos are very nice. My email its coyoteticocr [email removed - click "Add a Comment" to view email] Alex Bermudez C.