Buenos Aires City Subway, the Light Rail Line and the Urquiza Rail
La Trochita - The Chubut Provincial Railroad
The history of the Old Patagonian Express, fondly nicknamed “La Trochita” because of the narrow separation of only 0,75 m between its rails, floats inside its small, antique wooden coaches. A 402.3 km full steam journey starting from Esquel or El Maitién, the two heads of the Chubut section of the line.
In October 1993, Ferrocarril Mesopotámico - General Urquiza began operations under a concession providing for lease of Argentina's Urquiza Railway for 30 years. The Urquiza line is now operating under the commercial name: ALL Mesopotámica (formerly FMGU). ALL Mesopotámica is a single-track standard gauge railway which extends north from the city of Buenos Aires to the northeastern cities of Posadas and Corrientes. ALL Meso connects directly with the Paraguayan and Uruguayan standard gauge rail networks and also links with the Brazilian meter gauge network. ALL Mesopotámica is owned by América Latina Logística (the Sao Paulo-based owner of Brazil's Ferrovia Sul Atlantico), RDC and the Argentine government.
In August 1993, Buenos Aires al Pacífico-San Martin began operations under a concession providing for lease of Argentina's San Martin Railway for 30 years. The San Martin line is now operating under the commercial name: ALL Central (formerly BAP). ALL Central extends westward from the city of Buenos Aires to the western provinces of Mendoza and San Juan, close to the border with Chile. It is a single-track broad gauge railway and is primarily used for the transportation of freight from regions in the west to consumption zones and Port facilities in the east. ALL Central also links Chile and the western provinces of Argentina to Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil via Ferrocarril Mesopotamico-General Urquiza (ALL Mesopotámica). ALL Central is owned by América Latina Logística (the Sao Paulo-based owner of Brazil's Ferrovia Sul Atlantico), RDC and the Argentine government.