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USHUAIA - Ride on the End of the World Train

For some people, the mere mention of “the old prison” is hair-raising, as are the stories about it.
However, nowadays the prison and the train that goes with it are something of the past and have been nicely turned into interesting tourist attractions. The narrow gauge (600 mm) train – a locomotive dragging five carts - started operating in 1910 and was used to take the convicts into the forest in search of the firewood which was then sold to the few who dared living in Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the hemisphere. By 1949 the prison was closed and both, the building and the train, became obsolete until few years ago, when the tourist trade found use for them. Nowadays the train departs from the local camping and after bordering the river “Pipo” the journey continues into the National Park and through dense woods of indigenous trees inhabited by a myriad of animals of all kinds. At stages, from a bend, the traveller may have a unique view of the distant peaks.

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