I’ve been passing the Museo de los Ferrocarriles de Yucatan (Train Museum of the Yucatan) as I go to and from downtown for over a week and today I dropped in for a visit. To get a small idea of how loud this first thing is I suggest you crank up the volume:
Here’s some of the many photos I took there today:
This is the oldest train car in Mexico. Admittedly, it needs a little work:
Row after row, every car type is well represented. By Pullman and GM and GE. And by Canada’s Hawker-Siddely.
A couple, including the one behind the oldest one above, have been primed and due to get a new livery.
I decided to take one for a spin
so I opened the throttles all the way
but then got a look at the other side of the controls.
Some of their insides are accessible too. Including this old beauty by Pullman:
Others, in various stages of decay and restoration:
And a look at a First Class compartment that reminded me of “North By Northwest” (though I hope theirs smelled better):
those sinks and toilets used to fold up and a folding wall would open divide that into two compartments.
And few random items in closing:
And amidst the debris and decay, life and beauty:
stan you might want to send them to google as places/pins quite the adventure…
Good idea but this Android pad is so clumsy that this post took about 55 minutes to create that I will wait til I get home.