Inside Rail Cars, 2014, Costa Rica Railroad Transportation

Tourists On Old Car
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A bus load of tourists on one of the original cars that used to be part of the train from San Jose to Puntarenas. We had just loaded at a grade crossing and the train was about to start. Our tour guide stood in the aisle and never stopped talking.


Inside Rail Cars   •  2014 Costa Rica Railroad   •  Just outside Puntarenas, Costa Rica   •  Original Rail Line Reduced to Tourist Service   •  (Photo taken 08:13:55 Thursday 8 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 July 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2964
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Wooden Rail Car
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The inside of the rail cars were covered in wood. Here was the ceiling of one of the two passenger cars.


Inside Rail Cars   •  2014 Costa Rica Railroad   •  Just outside Puntarenas, Costa Rica   •  Original Rail Line Reduced to Tourist Service   •  (Photo taken 08:14:16 Thursday 8 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 July 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2966
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A Light Fixture
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The light fixtures were small and attached to wooden cross pieces. They did not light, even when we went through a long tunnel.


Inside Rail Cars   •  2014 Costa Rica Railroad   •  Just outside Puntarenas, Costa Rica   •  Original Rail Line Reduced to Tourist Service   •  (Photo taken 08:14:16 Thursday 8 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 July 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2968
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Video Of Ride Inside Rail Car
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A video to illustrate the rough ride in these old rail cars.


Inside Rail Cars   •  2014 Costa Rica Railroad   •  Just outside Puntarenas, Costa Rica   •  Original Rail Line Reduced to Tourist Service   •  (Photo taken 08:16:14 Thursday 8 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 July 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2970
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Train Stopped For Howler Monkeys
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The train stopped partway through the trip to allow the tourists a chance to view and photograph a troop of howler monkeys.


Inside Rail Cars   •  2014 Costa Rica Railroad   •  Just outside Puntarenas, Costa Rica   •  Original Rail Line Reduced to Tourist Service   •  (Photo taken 08:34:21 Thursday 8 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 July 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2982
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Sodas In A Tub
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A man walked through the car selling sodas in plastic bottles. Notice that the plastic bottles were in a plastic tub.


Inside Rail Cars   •  2014 Costa Rica Railroad   •  Just outside Puntarenas, Costa Rica   •  Original Rail Line Reduced to Tourist Service   •  (Photo taken 08:44:59 Thursday 8 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 July 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2966
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A Crank By The Entrance
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A crank on the wall of the stairs that led into and out of the train. The crank offered no clue as to its purpose.


Inside Rail Cars   •  2014 Costa Rica Railroad   •  Just outside Puntarenas, Costa Rica   •  Original Rail Line Reduced to Tourist Service   •  (Photo taken 09:10:15 Thursday 8 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 July 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_3007
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Route Between Cars
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To walk from one passenger car to the next required stepping over the coupler.


Inside Rail Cars   •  2014 Costa Rica Railroad   •  Just outside Puntarenas, Costa Rica   •  Original Rail Line Reduced to Tourist Service   •  (Photo taken 09:10:20 Thursday 8 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 5 July 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_3010
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