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The old Patagonian express

by train through the Americas

by Paul Theroux

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Published by H. Hamilton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Theroux, Paul -- Journeys -- America,
  • Railroad travel -- America,
  • America -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul Theroux ; [endpaper maps by Richard Sanderson].
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE27.2 .T47, E27.2 T47 1979b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination340 p. :
    Number of Pages340
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22345854M
    ISBN 100241102855, 0395277884

    The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux’s train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston’s subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina’s most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and .


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Lawrence and John Dos Passos and Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh. I describe these near the beginning of The Old Patagonian Express, in the chapter that starts, ‘Travel is a vanishing act, a solitary trip down a pinched line of geography to oblivion.’ In my first travel book, I had simply gone away, launched myself into the East.

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But also with its affectionate people and with a few non-natural attractions, as is the case of the Old Patagonian Express, better known as “La Trochita”.

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Construction began inbut progress was painfully slow and the track only reached Esquel inoperating as a freight service bringing supplies, and later on passengers, to and from the region. Service declined throughout the s and s, although the train journey was popularized by Paul Theroux and dubbed ‘The Old Patagonian Express’ in his book of the same name.

Ride the Old Patagonian Express. A voyage aboard the Old Patagonian Express from Esquel to El Maitén recaptures the bygone romance of rail travel. Riding the tracks of a historic narrow-gauge railway, this steam locomotive slices through typically desolate and treeless stretches of the Patagonian steppe.

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Nov 06,  · The Old Patagonian Express: an extract from the Paul Theroux travel book An extract from the famous Paul Theroux travel book about the travel. The Old Patagonian Express is advertised as ‘a journey through the landscape and time.’ The train ride serves principally as a tourist attraction and for most this will entail a trip meandering from Esquel through the hills to the village of Nahuel Pan 22km away.

The train is stationary for fifteen minutes before departure, allowing spectators time to take it the sight as well as a lungful.

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“The Old Patagonian Express” – Paul Theroux; Another classic travel book about Patagonia from award-winning writer Paul Theroux, “The Old Patagonian Express” charts the author’s journey by train from Boston to Patagonia, as he describes encounters with the people and the places that he passes through.

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Apr 14,  · La Trochita or Old Patagonian Express-most people know the latter name from the book written by Paul Theroux (the poor man's version of Colin Taylor) in It is an actual steam train that runs on narrow gauge mm track through the spectacular and remote pristine waterways of Patagonia, one of the most charming Argentinian provinces.

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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky Old Patagonian Express steam engine (“a kind of demented samovar on wheels”), which comes to a halt among cracked hills and thorn bushes in the.

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'The journey, not the arrival, matters' The Old Patagonian Expresstells of Paul Theroux's train journey down the length of North .The Old Patagonia Express La Trochita. In the Patagonian southern lands of Argentina train lovers from around the world can find what has come to be a railways icon: The Old Patagonian Express, still running today on narrow gauge tracks only inches wide.