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rusty armored tank - uyuni (bolivia)

This looks like some sort of old rusted tank that was mounted on train wheels, maybe to protect trains carrying rich loads (e.­g.­ gold, silver).­

Uyuni, Bolivia
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Photos taken in Bolivia in February and March 2010.­

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- Uyuni Train Cemetery (Bolivia).

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- Chile.

Uyuni Train Cemetery (Bolivia)

This interesting train cemetery is located about 30 min walk (2 Km) south of the train station.­

The junkyard has dozens of old steam locomotives and many wrecked train cars from accidents and derailments (which are frequent in Bolivia).­

Local unmarried couples use the old train cars to make out secretly.­