Railway Club of the New Forest

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October 26th 2018


Cuba 1993    a talk by John Barrowdale

John took us on a railtour in “Cuba 1993” which took place between 5th - 19th March, led by  Bill Alborough, the founder of TEFS (To Everywhere For Steam). They visited 18 sugar mill railways during the course of that holiday plus Lenin Park Railway in Havana plus a few National Railway Operations with diesel haulage. Most of the sugar mill railways operated with American built locomotives, mainly Baldwin and Alco built in the first 25 years of the 20th century. There were a few scenic pictures as well, mainly taken at where they stayed in Havana, Santa Clara, Ciego de Avila and Varadero.

The picture shows Alco 2-8-0 No 1837 of 1920 vintage on a loaded sugar cane train on its way to Orlando Gonzales Ramirez mill taken on 14/03/93 ]

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