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Golf and Culture in Huelva with our clients

Our scandinavian clients could not believe the landscape.. Yes, we are in Planet Mars!!!

Mar 20, 2016

Golf and Culture in Huelva with our clients

Our scandinavian clients could not believe the landscape.. Yes, we are in Planet Mars!!!

Our scandinavian clients could not believe the landscape.. Yes, we are in Planet Mars!!!

The train itself is part of the experience - you travel in the original..., bright yellow carriages, some open and some closed, with wooden floors and benches, whose backs tilt forward or back, so you don't have to move seats when the train changes direction to come back again. Be warned - it' s a rattly, bumpy ride; this is the real thing, as these carriages were used to transport workers from Huelva to work in the mines decades ago. In those days, there were 143 engines in use, all but six British-made between 1874 and 1954;

The train ride leaves from a station next to some old warehouses, about 3km from Rio Tinto itself. The platform where you get on the train is reached by going down a long flight of steps (no ramp). The train follows the circuitous route of the river, passing through some former stations. There's plenty to see - old locomotives and trucks, washing factories, storage tanks, pulleys and lifts, and various other equipment and machinery. The lunar landscape itself is extraordinary - mostly bare of vegetation, with reddish, golden, brown rounded mounds and peaks, craters, escarpments and ledges, all set against an azure-blue sky.

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