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> Introduction <

__Habana - Matanzas (Hershey)

____Matanzas - Santa Clara ("Guantanamero")

______Santa Clara - Caibarien (local)

________Santa Clara - Guantánamo ("Guantanamero")

__________Santiago de Cuba - Camaguey ("tren frances")

>>>____________Camaguey - Moron (local)

______________Moron - Santa Clara (local; linea norte)

________________Santa Clara - Habana ("el espirituano")


 

Journey:

Camaguey - Moron

Date: 24.07.2006

Train: #502; 13:35

Trip Notes: The train to Moron consisted of four taino cars. You are assigned a seat number in Camaguey. You must buy your ticket two hours prior to departure at the local train wicket inside the Camaguey station. There were a lot of people queued because there were other trains leaving for Bayamo and to Santiago de Cuba , more or less at the same time. At Florida station a lot of people got on for Ciego de Avila and many had to do without a seat. It is rather interesting the way the train has to change tracks to go to Moron. A lot of new people got on-board the train to Moron joining the people already packed inside.

Upon arriving in Moron I found the station very impressing. Virtually nothing has changed within its walls and it felt like I was taken back in time.

Camaguey Station Notes: Our train was delayed a half an hour because it had to wait for train #45 from Santa Clara to Santiago de Cuba. It entered the station at 14:00 consisting of German and Taino cars. Before taking the train to Moron I noticed that the local train to Bayamo trailing Rumanian cars.

Useful Information: You must purchase your tickets for Moron at the local train desk inside the large Camaguey station. Seats are limited so it is a good idea to get in line early I suggest about one and a half to two hours before the train. If you think this is a long time, do not forget that Cuba is a Country of people waiting. for everything You can pay in CUP.

Picture: Ticket (above = front; below = back)

 

Picture: Stop between Camaguey and Florida

 

Picture: Crossing a freight train

 

Picture: Manry people catching the train at Florida Station

 

Picture: People preparing to get off the train between Florida and Ciego de Avila

 

Picture: Stop between Florida and Ciego de Avila

 

Picture: Entering Ciego de Avila station

 

Picture: Meeting with an other freight train at Ciego de Avila station

 

Picture: People getting off and on the train at Ciego de Avila station

 

Picture: At Ciego de Avila station, looking out of our train at the track to Moron

 

Picture: Ciego de Avila Station - our train now on the track to Moron

 

Picture: View between Ciego de Avila and Moron

 

Picture: Near Moron, some people getting ready to get off the train

 

Picture: Near Moron, some people getting ready to get off the train

 

Picture: Entering Moron station

 

Picture: View of the platform from inside a Taino coach

 

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