Amidst the forest, a steam locomotive and cars specially conditioned to travel comfortably revive the moving events related to the southernmost prison in the world.
Estación del Fin del Mundo (The World’s End Station) is the starting point for an enriching experience available at the City of Ushuaia. An itinerary that covers the wild scenes across which the prisoners traveled to contribute to their own survival start just eight kilometers away from the center.
As soon as we saw that formation of several colorful cars led by a steam locomotive, we hurried to find a seat. In a matter of minutes, the train whistle indicated that we were setting out. Thus, we let ourselves be carried away by the adventure, at a very slow pace.
First we moved along the ravine known as Cañadón del Toro, we bordered the river and then went over it. As we reached the station called Cascada la Macarena, we made a stop to watch the beauty of the mountains. The locomotive was loaded water and some other passengers got on. Then we resumed our journey.
The guide showed us the zigzagging course of the Pipo River. Later on, a log cemetery gave evidence of the extent to which valuable species had been cut down on the old days, when firewood was essential to do anything. At that location, trees were logged down by the prisoners to be used for heating and cooking.
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Duration: 1 hour
Timetables: Departures 9:30am and 3pm. The train operates 365 days a year, adjusting timetables and departures according to season.
Recommendations: To appreciate the ride better and learn the history better, before getting on the train, it is convenient to visit the
Contact: Tren del Fín del Mundo
Ruta 3 Km. 3065 (9410) Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina