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Steam Survivors in Northern Peru, November 2008

I have now added a couple of pictures of the 0-6-0ST at Pátapo which show more detail. Thanks to Eduardo Vásquez Relyz for these (10th March 2014):

Following Robert Whetham's June 2005 report, Glyn Dawson can add a few extra survivors from his own trip:

We visited Peru in Nov 2008 and found a few plinthed steam locos - and two traction engines.

Iquitos. Highest navigable point to ocean-going ships on the Amazon. No road connection to any major town. As previously reported, #1 an 0-4-0PT, "Moronocochia" plinthed in the town square. 600mm gauge used to transport cargo around the docks (1905-1935). At weekends it was used to pull streetcars out to Lake Morona Cochia for excursions.

On the road north out of Chiclayo (from the airport) you pass sugar cane 'haciendas". Some have steam locomotives at the entrance to the Mill.

Hacienda Pomalca 700mm
#7 0-4-0T Possibly Couillet
Cane hauling traction engine (Improsa Agroindustrie Sugar factory). Builder uncertain.

Tuman Sugar Mill 700mm or 610mm
0-6-0ST US built (Cooke-Alco?)

Patapo Sugar Mill 700mm or 610mm
0-6-0ST US built (Cooke/Alco/Baldwin)
Also a traction engine built by Fowler of Leeds.

Rob Dickinson