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South American Railways & Train Travel

This page provides a directory of South American railways and rail transit systems, including maps and timetables for intercity passenger trains, subways, metros, and trams.

Belo Horizonte Metro - Map and history of the single route metro in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Brasília Metro - Map, history, photos, and more for the Metrô-DF in Brazil's capital city, Brasília

Brasília Metro - Official site of Metrô-DF in Brasília, Brazil

Buenos Aires Metro - Map, history, and photos of the six route metro system in Argentina's capital

Caracas Metro - Route map, photos, and information; Venezuela

Caracas Metro - Official site of Caracus Venezuela metro, Metro de Caracas

Chilean State Railways (EFE) - Official site of Empresa de Los Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE), Chile's national railway network

CityRailTransit - Worldwide rail transit/metro maps drawn to scale

Corcovado Rack Railway - Inclined railroad to the summit at Corcovado, the famous Christ Statue; built in 1884 and converted from steam to electric in 1910; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ecuador Railways - Operates scenic tourist trains in Ecuador, including a popular route over the Devil's Nose

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El Ferrocarril en Internet - Pictures, maps, trains, stations, and locomotives from Argentina and South America

El Ferrocarril en La Pampa - History and present day information about the railways in the State of La Pampa (Argentina); also includes model railroad articles

El Reportero Ferroviario - Latin America e-zine about the rail industry

Electric Transport in Latin America - History, photos, and maps of past and present electric railways, metros, and trams in Latin America

FCA (Empresa Ferroviaria Andina) - Operates railways in western Bolivia, including passenger service between Oruro and Tupiza

Fenadesal: Ferrocarriles Nacionales de El Salvador - Restoring freight and passenger rail service in El Salvador

Ferrobaires - Intercity passenger rail operator in Argentina

Ferroviaria Oriental - Operates a 1,243km rail network serving eastern Bolivia, including passenger service between Santa Cruz and Quijarro (Puerto Suárez)

Ferrovias - Passenger rail service in Buenos Aires, Argentina

FLB: Friends of Latin American Railways - Fans of railways in Latin America

Fortaleza Metro - Maps and construction information for a new metro system in Fortaleza, Brazil

Heinz Buehler Home Page - Photos of railways in Guatemala, El Salvador, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and various locations in North America and Europe

Hiram Bingham Train - Luxury train journey between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Peru

Latin American Association of Underground Networks/Subways - Organization of subway/metro systems in Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela

Latin American Railways Association - Promotes the development of railways in Latin America

Lima Metro - Official site of the metro in Lima, Peru

Lima Metro - Map, history, and development plans for the Lima, Peru metro

Líneas Férreas Uruguayas - Uruguayan-Swiss project established in 1996 to reintroduce passenger rail service in Uruguay

Maracaibo Metro - Official site of Metro de Maracaibo in Venezuela

Maracaibo Metro - Map, history, and photos of the metro in Maracaibo, Venezuela

Medellín Metro - Map, history, and photos of the two-route metro in Medellín, Colombia

Medellín Metro - Official site of Metro de Medellín in Colombia

Metro Bits - Extensive guide to the art, architecture, logos, and fonts of metro/subway systems worldwide, plus technical fact sheets and photo galleries

Metrovias - Buenos Aires metro and tram network; Argentina

Panama Canal Railway Company - Official site of the 47-mile railroad linking Balboa and Colon along the Panama Canal, offering both freight and passenger service

Patagonic Trains - Photos and descriptions of trains and locomotives from Patagonia, Argentina

Peru Rail - Luxury train services including the Hiram Bingham between Cuzco and Machu Picchu and the Andean Explorer between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca

Porto Alegre Rapid Transit - 34.5-km route serving 17 stations in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Railroads in Brazil - Guide to railroad books, preservation, museums, and locomotives in Brazil

Railroads of Argentina - Railroads of the past and present in Argentina

Railroads of Central America - Photos, travelogues, and information about operating railways in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama

Railways of the Far South - History and photos of the railways, mostly narrow gauge steam, in the far south of South America and in the islands of the South Atlantic

Recife Metro - Map, photos, and history of the two route metro Recife, Brazil

Recife Metrô - Official site of the metro in Recife, Brazil

Rieles Argentinos - Argentine railway photos

Rio de Janeiro Metro - Route map and history; Brazil

Rio Metrô - Official site of the metro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Santa Teresa Tramway: An Illustrated History - Illustrated history of a street railway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Santiago Metro - Official site of five-route metro system in Santiago, Chile

Santiago Metro - Construction and strategy information; Santiago, Chile

Santiago Metro - Map, photos, and history of the Santiago, Chile metro

Santo Domingo Metro - Two metro routes under construction in the capital city of the Dominican Republic

Satélite Ferroviario - Photos, histories, and information about passenger rail in Argentina

São Paulo Metro - Map, history, and photos of the metro and suburban rail in Sao Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo Metrô - Official site of the 5-line metro system in Sao Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo Trains (CPTM) - Official site of CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos) which operates 270km of railroads from Sao Paulo, Brazil

Todo Trenes Argentina - Photos, news, and information about Argentina railways

Train to the Clouds (Tren a las Nubes) - 15-hour train tour from the Argentine Northwest to the Chilean border in the Andes mountain range; Salta, Argentina

Trains & Travel International - Operates luxury rail tours and railfan charters in South America

Trains in Bolivia - Information about passenger trains in Bolivia including timetables and ticket prices for the lines from and to the town of Tupiza, plus more about the Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A.(FCA), Expreso del Sur, Wara Wara del Sur, and international railways to Chile

Tren - Coches - Chile - Photos, articles, and technical data about Chilean passenger coaches and freight cars

Tren de la Costa - 15km light rail line serving tourists in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tren Patagonico (SEFEPA) de los Andes al Mar - 826km from Bariloche to Viedma across Patagonia

Trenes de Chile - Chile railway photos, history, news, videos, and information

Trenes Especiales Argentinos - Passenger rail service in Litoral, Argentina

Trenes.4t.com - Photos of Chilean trains

Turistren - 106km steam excursions from Bogota, Colombia

Valencia Metro - Official site of Metro de Valencia light rail in Venezuela

Valencia Metro - Map and photos of two light rail routes under development in Valencia, Venezuela

Valparaiso Metro - Official site of Metro Valparaíso serving 20 stations in Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso Metro - Map and photos of a 43km metro which opened in 2005 in Valparaíso, Chile

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