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Semi-abandoned train yard in Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)

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.­