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08/20/2015

Top 15 Brazilian Train rides: part 3

11. The Railroad of Campos do Jordao (São Paulo): part of the Mantiqueira circuit, the Campos do Jordao Railway is centenary: was opened in 1914 and its original purpose was to facilitate the transport of consumptive patients for Campos do Jordao treatment sanatoriums. Today in its 47 km long, you can make many rail trips to different degrees, schedules and fares. Among the scripts, there are tours between Pindamonhangaba and Campos do Jordao and between Emilio Ribas (Campos do Jordao) and Santo Antônio do Pinhal.

12. The English Train (São Paulo): this train ride, pulled by a steam locomotive, takes about 20 minutes and runs through an old courtyard of the stretch of Paranapiacaba maneuvers, historic destination on the banks of the Serra do Mar. The English train operates on Sundays and holidays from 10h to 16h. The sidewalks departure times are, on average, every hour.

Price: which includes entrance to the Railway Museum, starts at 3 R$ (less than a dollar) per person.

13. The Pantanal train (Mato Grosso do Sul): The Pantanal Train town of Campo Grande, goes through Aquidauana and continues towards the city of Miranda. On the way, tourists pass near the Serra do Maracaju, indigenous villages in Aquidauana, rivers, waterfalls, flowering of Ipês (a gorgeous tree), Serra da Bodoquena and in the end, the beautiful train station of Miranda, founded in 1912.

The trip lasts two days. Price of one-way ticket between Campo Grande and Miranda: 300 R$ (about 83 U$) for adults and 130 R$ (about 36 U$) for children.

14. Immigrant Cultural Train (São Paulo): leaving of street Paranaíba Viscount, in the São Paulo neighborhood of Brás, the train, pulled by a steam locomotive with 90 years old, runs through part that belonged to the Railway Branch Line of Immigrants, going to the street Moca and, in turn, to the entrance of Brás Station. Operates on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10h30 to 16h. The sidewalks departure times are, on average, every hour. The tour lasts an average of 25 minutes. The stop of the Immigrant Cultural Train is next to the former workshop of Roosevelt, Brazil’s Central Railroad, opened in 1909.

Price: the ride in the car of steel First Class, of the 1950s, with armchairs, costs 10 R$ (about 3 U$).

15. Tourist São João del Rey Train – Tiradentes (Minas Gerais): The steam train connecting the cities of São João del Rei and Tiradentes, travels 12 km of the old Railroad west of Mines, inaugurated by D. Pedro 2nd in 1881 and immersed in the beautiful scenery of the mining interior. Besides knowing the two beautiful cities, tourists can during the ride, tour the museum railway from Saint John station del Rey, built in the 19th century and owner of interesting old locomotives.

Fare round trip: 50 R$ (about 14 U$).

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