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Transandine Railway

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The Transandine Railway (Ferrocarril Trasandino) was a combined rack (Abt system) and adhesion railway which operated from Mendoza in Argentina, across the Andes mountain range via the Uspallata Pass, to Santa Rosa de Los Andes in Chile, a distance of 248 km. [1]

44 relations: Adhesion railway, Andean Railway, Andes, Argentina, Argentine Great Western Railway, Atlantic Ocean, Break of gauge, Broad-gauge railway, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway, Cacheuta Spa, Cape Horn, Chile, Daily News (Perth, Western Australia), Direct current, Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado, General Manuel Belgrano Railway, Government of Argentina, Grade (slope), Inter-city rail, List of road–rail bridges, Los Andes, Chile, Mendoza, Argentina, Overhead line, Pacific Ocean, Passing loop, Politics of Chile, Portillo, Chile, Puente del Inca, Punta de Vacas, Railway nationalisation in Argentina, Retiro railway station, Salta–Antofagasta railway, Santiago, Single-track railway, The World's Work, Trans-Andean railways, Tren a las Nubes, Uspallata, Uspallata Pass, Valparaíso, Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Volt, 0-8-6-0T.

Adhesion railway

An adhesion railway relies on adhesion traction to move the train.

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Andean Railway

The Andean Railway (native name: Ferrocarril Andino) was a state-owned railway company in Argentina which, towards the end of the 19th century, built and operated a line connecting Villa María in Córdoba Province with the cities of Mendoza, San Luis and San Juan.

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Andes

The Andes or Andean Mountains (Cordillera de los Andes) are the longest continental mountain range in the world.

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Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.

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Argentine Great Western Railway

The Argentine Great Western Railway (AGWR) (in Spanish: Ferrocarril Gran Oeste Argentino) was a British-owned railway company, founded in 1887, that operated a broad gauge,, railway network in the Argentine provinces of San Luis, San Juan and Mendoza.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

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Break of gauge

With railways, a break of gauge occurs where a line of one gauge meets a line of a different gauge.

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Broad-gauge railway

A broad-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge broader than the standard-gauge railways.

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.

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Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway

The Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway (BA&P) (in Spanish: Ferrocarril Buenos Aires al Pacífico) was one of the Big Four broad gauge,, British-owned companies that built and operated railway networks in Argentina.

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Cacheuta Spa

The Cacheuta Spa (Termas de Cacheuta TER-maz DEH CAH-chiew-TAH) is a bathing establishment in Argentina exploiting the natural hot springs at Cacheuta on the Mendoza River in the foothills of the Andes.

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Cape Horn

Cape Horn (Cabo de Hornos) is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, and is located on the small Hornos Island.

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Chile

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Daily News (Perth, Western Australia)

The Daily News, historically a successor of The Inquirer and The Inquirer and Commercial News, was an afternoon daily English language newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia from 1882 to 1990, though its origin is traceable from 1840.

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Direct current

Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.

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Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado

Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE) is the national railway of Chile.

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General Manuel Belgrano Railway

The General Manuel Belgrano Railway (FCGMB) (Spanish: Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano), named after the Argentine politician and military leader Manuel Belgrano, is a railway and the longest of the Argentine system.

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Government of Argentina

The government of Argentina, within the framework of a federal system, is a presidential representative democratic republic.

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Grade (slope)

The grade (also called slope, incline, gradient, mainfall, pitch or rise) of a physical feature, landform or constructed line refers to the tangent of the angle of that surface to the horizontal.

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Inter-city rail

Inter-city rail services are express passenger train services that cover longer distances than commuter or regional trains.

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List of road–rail bridges

Road–rail bridges are bridges shared by road and rail lines.

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Los Andes, Chile

Los Andes, founded in July 31, 1791 as Santa Rosa de Los Andes, is a Chilean city and commune located in the province of the same name, in Valparaíso Region ("Fifth Region" of Chile).

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Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza is the capital of the province of Mendoza in Argentina.

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Overhead line

An overhead line or overhead wire is used to transmit electrical energy to trams, trolleybuses or trains.

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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

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Passing loop

A passing loop (UK usage) or passing siding (North America) (also called a crossing loop, crossing place or, colloquially, a hole) is a place on a single line railway or tramway, often located at a station, where trains or trams travelling in opposite directions can pass each other.

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Politics of Chile

Chile's government is a representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Chile is both head of state and head of government, and of a formal multi-party system that in practice behaves like a two-party one, due to binomialism.

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Portillo, Chile

Portillo is a ski resort in South America, located in the Andes mountains of Chile.

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Puente del Inca

Puente del Inca (Spanish "The Inca Bridge"), is a natural arch that forms a bridge over the Vacas River, a tributary of the Mendoza River.

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Punta de Vacas

Punta De Vacas, meaning "cows point", is a hamlet in Mendoza Province, Argentina between Mendoza and Puente del Inca, not far from the border with Chile.

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Railway nationalisation in Argentina

In 1948, during President Juan Perón's first term of office, the seven British-owned and three French-owned railway companies then operating in Argentina, were purchased by the state.

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Retiro railway station

Retiro Station (Estación Retiro in Spanish) is the name given to three railway terminus located in the district of Retiro of Buenos Aires, that are Retiro Mitre, Retiro Belgrano and Retiro San Martín.

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Salta–Antofagasta railway

The Salta–Antofagasta railway, also named Huaytiquina, is a non-electrified single track railway line that links Argentina and Chile passing through the Andes.

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Santiago

Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas.

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Single-track railway

A single-track railway is a railway where trains traveling in both directions share the same track.

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The World's Work

The World's Work (1900–1932) was a monthly magazine that covered national affairs from a pro-business point of view.

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Trans-Andean railways

The Trans-Andean railways provide rail transport over the Andes.

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Tren a las Nubes

The Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds) is a tourist train service in Salta Province, Argentina.

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Uspallata

Uspallata is a village, and an administrative district, in Argentina in a scenic location on the road which crosses the Andes between Mendoza and Santiago in Chile.

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Uspallata Pass

The Uspallata Pass, Bermejo Pass or Cumbre Pass, is an Andean pass which provides a route between the wine-growing region around the Argentine city of Mendoza, the Chilean city Los Andes and Santiago the Chilean capital situated in the central Chilean valley.

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Valparaíso

Valparaíso is a major city, seaport, and educational center in the commune of Valparaíso, Chile.

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Villa Mercedes, San Luis

Villa Mercedes is a city in the province of San Luis, Argentina.

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Volt

The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.

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0-8-6-0T

An 0-8-6-0, in the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, is an articulated locomotive with no leading wheels, eight driving wheels (4 axles) fixed in a rigid frame, six driving wheels (3 axles) and no trailing wheels.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transandine_Railway

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