Radisson Hotel Vitoria
Av Saturnino de Brito 736, Vitoria, State of Espirito Santo, 29055-180, Brazil
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railway museum in Vitória: preservation of caboose
railway museum in Vitória: preservation of station
railway museum in Vitória:directly on water's edge
Entrance of Vitória , By sea
Travel Tips for Vitória
Old EFVM Train Station, Museum, and Picnic Area
Passenger train service no longer serves the old Estrada de Ferro Vitória e Minas train station in Vitória. Instead, passenger trains leave from a relatively unattractive, but much more modern station some distance from the city center.
The old train station has been reconfigured into a museum and railway display. Inside, there are a number of items relevant to the history of railways in the region, as well as a small model railroad created with models created of Brazilian railway equipment. Real railroad equipment on display there includes a Brazilian caboose, a steam locomotives, and some of the old wooden passenger and freight cars. The locomotive and cars are kept under shelter, but this makes them difficult to photograph.
The area around the caboose has been turned into a small picnic area which would be a good place to bring some food. As seen in the photo, the station sits near the edge of the water, and is in a somewhat attractive setting.
I don't have an exact address for this museum. After passing the Florentino Avidos bridge, if going from Vitória to Vila Velha take the first right, go over the viaduct and you will arrive at the railway company's facilities.
End of the Vittoria a Minas
Once again, please understand that I was in Vittoria to look at railroad related items. The city is at the end of the Vittoria a Minas Railway. The EFVM is one of the busiest railways in the Americas, in terms of tons of freight. Plus, keep in mind that this is all done on meter gauge (narrow gauge) lines.
Therefore, I did not participate in much of the normal tourist activities that are available in Vittoria.
Pierre_Rouss's Vitória page
But isn't Vitória in a beautiful setting.
One of the site somebody proposed with its virtual tour prepared me for Vitória in a way that upon approach in the plane, it was like I already been there. It's like I knew where everything was.
AND the muquecas de peixe and de camarão were sublime. We had muquecas capichabas and pirão... and much caipirinhas, haha.
Thanks everybody, I enjoyed my trip tremendously. More to come once I get a few pictures scanned and update my pages.