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Trains sleep their glory in a cemetery in southern Bolivia

Huanchaca, Departamento de Potosí, Bolivia
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These trains arrived in the country in the 80s of the 19th century, when the then president Aniceto Arce, who was an important mining magnate, built the first train rails to his tin mines in the Huanchaca area, in the Andean department of Oruro and then created the infrastructure to take the ore to the Pacific Ocean.


Until that moment, the ore was transported on the back of llama, auquénido load of the Andes.

It was the moment of splendor for these railroads, giants that could defeat the mountain range rising up to more than 4,000 meters high.

But in the end, they ended up in the cemetery.
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Huanchaca
built the first train rails to his tin mines in the Huanchaca area
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