Preserved Brazilian Steam Railway at ABPF
Campinas is the home of a preserved railway line. The line operates between Campinas (near the Carrefour shipping center) and Jaguariúna, a city about 10 km north of Campinas.
I have divided my photos here into the 2001 visit and the 2003 visit.
The official web site of this operation used to be at http://www.eina.com.br/mariafumaca/
but today it is located at the web site below.
As it has been quite a long time since I visited this wonderful little railroad, and even in 2003 things had changed quite a bit since my visit in 2001. Therefore, I am not going to trust that any information I have is still valid.
One can take the train to a number of different stations along the line, so that the ticket price covers a fairly broad range.
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There is not much to do in Campinas, but maybe one of the best places to stay a Sunday afternon could be Taquaral lake. It's a quite little lake rounded of a green area
It's nice to have a place to breethe pure are in a city where one million and a half people lifes.
Here you could also have the oportunity to see the capibaras, they are some rare and funny animals.
Get around at Parque Taquaral (Taquaral's Park)
Taquaral's Park is a beautiful place to get around. On weekends people go there to walk and enjoy the day. If you have 2-3 hours and like nature, you must go there.
You will find a little lake where you can take good pictures. If you like to walk, you can walk around the little lake (circuit of 4 km).
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