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Fun Photo Friday — Devil’s Nose 2; Ecuador Favorites


Devil’s Nose train prepares for the return

Next week we head to the oldest mission in Ecuador, then go to a hotel that began as a hacienda back in 1555. Until then, here are some final favorites from the Devil’s Nose train route:

Sibambe Station

Doorway

Abandoned Stick Structure

Tracks and Trains

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“Ecuador — The Devil’s Nose; Out and about Sibambe Station and the return


Sibambe Station

Upon our arrival we were greeted by some local dancers, who managed to put on quite the show:

Dancing in the Station

Steps lead above the station to a lookout and café, although refreshments may be had inside the rail station as well:

Sibambe Station

You know it’ll soon be time to reboard the train for the return trip when everything gets reversed:

Conductor

Time to get some quick shots of the local flora before heading back to Alusí:

Native flora

Back aboard the train for the return trip, and a different perspective of the surrounding views as we head uphill:

Devil’s Nose train

Return trip

Return trip

Return trip

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“Ecuador — The Devil’s Nose; Viewing the Devil’s Nose from Sibambe


Devil’s Nose train

Upon reaching Sibambe Station we stepped out of the coaches and trekked around for some stunning vistas, including the Devil’s Nose from which our train had descended just a short while before:

The Devil’s Nose

From here I managed to snag some fun images of the train set against the dramatic backdrop of the surrounding terrain:

Conductor, train, and Devil’s Nose

I also enjoyed compositions featuring the railroad tracks, which required getting the camera low to the ground:

Tracks

Here’s a view of the station track switch that allows repositioning of the locomotive to the front for the return trip:

Track switch

Around the tracks were colorful local flora and an Ecuadorian in native dress posing alongside his alpaca:

Flora

Alpaca and Pal

But it was the train that most drew my interest:

Devil’s Nose locomotive

Wooden passenger cars

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