The freedom that a train provides doesn’t mean much to the average American because while much of our industry rides the rails, we do not. On many of my adventures around the world, the train has opened up locations on the globe that I couldn’t have afforded to travel to without this form of transit.
In 2005, this particular train steamed across the bridge spanning the Rio Grande River in Bolivia. The bridge’s rusting steel and planks of wood not only allowed passage for trains, but people on foot and in cars. All used the same single lane pathway to traverse the mighty river.