28 Sep, 2010 @ 09:56
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Steaming on

By Wendy Williams

A STEAM train that chugged around Andalucía for well over half a century is set to make a comeback.

The train that appeared in countless spaghetti westerns including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, has come out of retirement to make a series of special trips from Madrid to Aranjuez.

Originally built in Bilbao in 1928, by US company Babcock & Wilcox Construction, the Baldwin made a dramatic last appearance in 1989 in Spielberg’s film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

The train had remained out of the limelight ever since, until three months ago, when the locomotive, over 80-years-old, was given a once over and put back on the tracks.

Thanks to the Museo del Ferrocarril the train will run every weekend until October 17.

It will be following the first railroad from Madrid to Aranjuez on the so-called ‘Tren de la Fresa’ run.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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2 Comments

  1. This train did not appear in The Good The Bad and the Ugly, that train is now on display in a public park in Los Barrios (Cadiz).

    However this train does appear in the film Quien Sabe (A Professional Gun) starring Franco Nero.

  2. Correction to previous post

    This train did not appear in The Good The Bad and the Ugly, that train is now on display in a public park in Los Barrios (Cadiz).

    However this train does appear in the film Quien Sabe (A Professional Gun) starring Gian Maria Volonte and Lou Castel.

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