Trem das Águas


Traveling in the " Trem das Águas " is to meet an old railroad designed and built by the Britishs 115 years ago and walk by the legendary railway traversed by D. Pedro II (Brazilian imperator) and his entire imperial entourage when they sought the mild climate and miner health the waters of the region. You will travel in the time tunnel, hearing the melodious whistles and the poetic sound of the bell of an original American-made locomotive from 1925, with its rhythmic noise of the expulsion of steam and the inimitable sound of the gnashing of this amazing train.

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Praça Ismael de Souza 9
São Lourenço / MG
Soledade de Minas / MG

Postal Code: 37470-000
Phone: (35) 3332-3011
E-mail:suldeminas@abpf.com.br
Saturdays 10am and 2:30pm.
Sundays 10am.
Holidays and festive dates extra trains may occur.
The distance between the two cities is 10 km, the total distance traveled (round trip) 20km
São Lourenço - MG / Soledade de Minas - MG
Craft fair, music shows, “Minas Gerais” cuisine.
Small railway museum in both stations.
The train is pulled by an authentic steam locomotive and old wooden cars, original era of steam power.
Besides the train itself, visitors can enjoy an authentic railroad of the times of the empire, and a railroad designed and built by Brit
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Craft fair, music shows, “Minas Gerais” cuisine.
Small railway museum in both stations.
The train is pulled by an authentic steam locomotive and old wooden cars, original era of steam power.
Besides the train itself, visitors can enjoy an authentic railroad of the times of the empire, and a railroad designed and built by British engineers.
In the city many restaurants offer traditional kitchen from Minas Gerais estate.
At the railway station of “São Lourenço” city, the visitor can taste different kind of cheeses, pastries and local drinks such as “cachaça” and liqueurs.
On the train, traveling in the special class, there is a cheese tasting, “cachaça”, sweets an
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In the city many restaurants offer traditional kitchen from Minas Gerais estate.
At the railway station of “São Lourenço” city, the visitor can taste different kind of cheeses, pastries and local drinks such as “cachaça” and liqueurs.
On the train, traveling in the special class, there is a cheese tasting, “cachaça”, sweets and other local food specialties.
Countryside live music aboard the train, being played by local singers.
Minas and Rio Railway
The railroad originated from a concession made in 1875 by the Imperial Government to José Vieira Couto de Magalhães and Visconde (Viscont) de Maua (historical Brazilian rail projects personage), with the name of the Railroad “Minas – Rio”, this being the last engagement of Maua with a rail project .
Const
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Minas and Rio Railway
The railroad originated from a concession made in 1875 by the Imperial Government to José Vieira Couto de Magalhães and Visconde (Viscont) de Maua (historical Brazilian rail projects personage), with the name of the Railroad “Minas – Rio”, this being the last engagement of Maua with a rail project .
Construction work began on April 21, 1881 commanded by an English company called "The Minas and Rio Railway".
The railway was released on 06.14.1884 and their opening voyage with the presence of Dom Pedro II and his entourage (who had already visited the works in 1883). On the opening voyage Dom Pedro ran all 170 kms connecting the cities of “Cruzeiro” to “Três Corações” and such their satisfaction with the conduct of the inaugural train was when arriving at “Três Corações” he honored the English engineer, Henry Turner, with a hug.
Later the English railroad returned the grant to the federal government, which after several changes of administration was created the RMV (Rede Mineira de Viação) and finally, in 1991, already under the control of RFFSA, the railway was closed.
Currently, the 170 original kms, only 20 are in operating conditions, thanks to the work of ABPF that keeps open to traffic stretches in “Passa Quatro” city, where operates the “Trem da Serra” and the “Trem das Águas” at “São Lourenço” city.
The tour follows bordering the “Rio Verde” river for almost its entire length. Thus the visitor can admire the waters of the “Rio Verde”, besides the local vegetation.