In an article recently published on the website Global Voices, in its Spanish version, author Laura Schneider compiled a series of blog posts written by Argentinean bloggers about the country’s railway network ranging from its origins to how the railway influenced the development of town to the famous Tren a la Nubes (Train to the Clouds).

Historic La Trochita train in Esquel, Chubut. Photo credit: Laura Schneider

The article is in Spanish, however, I translated the introduction:

The Argentinean railway network, the largest in Latin America, is responsible for the creation of towns, cities, and, above all, the country’s communications and economic activity.

A few Argentinean bloggers have written posts about this means of transport created in 1855 and, by doing so, help keep all those stories alive. The blog Pan y Cielo features a very interesting article on the history and evolution of immigration.

If you’re interested in reading the whole article in Spanish, click here.


Read more

Nantes Tramway (Picture Postcards)

Hot air balloon, a French invention

On yer bikes!

About the author

Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.