Train Graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia

People come to Uyuni to see the salt flats, but all tours also stop by the train graveyard just outside of town. Being a fan of trains, I went to the graveyard on my own since I didn’t want to be rushed in such an amazing place.

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They misspelled my name.

Apparently, many years ago these trains were no longer needed, so they were just left to rust, until they became a tourist attraction.

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Some cars have been dismantled and stripped of parts, whereas others are still largely intact.

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The far side of the graveyard, where all the tour operators stop, is just locomotives.

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It’s super cool, because you can see the genuine insides of these trains.

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You can even climb inside and play conductor for the 20 minutes you’re there!

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It seems like there’s also a real graveyard nearby.

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Hoping the bones don’t belong to the former owner of the shoes.

Finally, I celebrated by having lunch on the tracks. I got really excited as I heard a train horn approaching, but was disappointed when the train actually turned in another direction and passed relatively far away.

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There’s some saying about two tracks diverging in the desert…

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