Now it is reported on the Coalition for Sustainable Rail website ( that things are on the move, in particular, 107 and 119 which have been despatched to Buenos Aires for restoration. Perhaps in a realistic move, steam is planned only for tourist operation but no doubt the tour operators will be eagerly waiting for the chance to recreate some 'real' coal trains.
Hugh Odom's site has additional news on developments (5th June 2005).Martyn Bane's site also contains an August 2006 press release dead by April 2015) which confirms that big things are afoot in the south of the country (added 25th August 2006).Click here for more information (link added 2nd October 2000).This is a 500mm gauge (narrow gauge or miniature according to your point of view) running out of Ushuaia into a national park in the deep south of the country - it carries large numbers of tourists many of whom arrive in cruise liners. Jack Neville sent a report of a November 2014 visit (23rd December 2014) Currently it has 3 steam locomotives on the roster: For some time Shaun Mc Mahon was chief engineer here and as such was involved in ensuring that the steam locomotives were modified to reflect best 'modern' practice as far as was practical.[Journal of Anthropological Archaeology -61.]Sampling Issues in Evaluations of Diet and Diversity: Lessons from Diablo Canyon. [In Maritime Adaptation and Seaside Settlement along the Pacific Coast of North America during the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition, edited by Jim Cassidy, Robert Ackerman, and Irina Ponkratova, pp. [Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology -31.]Report on the Vertebrate Fauna from CA-STA-207, Central Diablo Range, Stanislaus County, California: Evidence for an Upland Adaptation with Long-Term Stability in the Central Diablo Range (SCA Proceedings - PDF].
[In Exploring Methods of Faunal Analysis: Perspectives from California Archaeology, edited by Michael A. Entire contents Copyright 2001-2015 by Coyote Press.
Douglass, Richard Ciolek-Torrello, Sarah Van Galder, Benjamin R. The Coleville and Bodie Hills NRCS Soil Inventory, Walker and Bridgeport, California: A Reevaluation of the Bodie Hills Obsidian Source (CA-MNO-4527) and Its Spatial and Chronological Use. Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Archaeological Heated-Rock Cooking Structures in the Transverse Mountain Ranges: Proposed Markers of Land-Use Shifts since the Early Holocene [SCA Proceedings - PDF].
Grenda, Jeffrey Homburg, Manuel Palacios-Fest, Steven Shelley, Angela Keller and Davis Maxwell Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Archaeological Heated-Rock Cooking Structures in the Transverse Mountain Ranges: Proposed Markers of Land-Use Shifts since the Early Holocene [SCA Proceedings - PDF].
Observations on Settlement and Subsistence during the Late La Jolla Complex - Preceramic Interface as Evidenced at Site CA-SDI-11,796, Lower San Diego River Valley, San Diego County, California [SCA Proceedings - PDF].
Recovery, Synthesis, and Reporting: 1990s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Cultural Resources Inventory Conducted by the Archaeological Research Unit, University of California, Riverside [California State Parks].
The "Friends of Latin American Railroads" are a group ( added 17th August 2001) set up to try to arrest the decline of railways in the region.