Jeff Schultz Presents: Tren Crucero, Part 2 (or why you need to ride the Guayaquil & Quito Railway)
The Guayaquil and Quito Railway (G&O) is one of the most unique and scenic narrow gauge railroads ever constructed, and one of the best train rides in the world, with torturous five percent grades, tight curves and the famous “Devil’s Nose”. Almost abandoned, due to significant and widespread destruction from Mother Nature, the G&O is back and better than ever. Ecuador’s G&O Railway has been reborn into a first class railway travel experience that serious railfans, steam aficionados, and leisure travelers will find exceptional. One of South America’s smallest countries Ecuador is roughly the size of Wyoming and has some of the most unique forests and animal life anywhere on earth due to its location astride the Equator and the towering Andes mountains slicing through the countries’ middle. Ecuador has nine climatic zones ranging from topical rainforests to alpine meadows and glaciers as well as the famous “Avenue of the Volcanoes”. Jeff wrote about his experience riding the first class Tren Crucero (Cruise Train) service over the G&O in the May 2015 issue of Trains magazine (Part 1). His presentation will include several videos and many photos that did not make it into the article. Furthermore, Jeff will provide an update on the current train operations and travel tips for those who are interested in traveling to one of South America’s best travel destinations to ride this amazing railway.
Date:  November 16th
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
5415 SE Powell Blvd.
Meetings of the membership are held every month, usually on the third Friday. Visitors are warmly welcomed! Typically, we first address the general business of the Chapter. This can be a great time to learn about not only what the PNWC is doing, but also what other rail-related groups are doing in the region and around the world. We then break for refreshments, and after the break we have the program. Monthly programs are always interesting and often feature guest speakers, multimedia presentations or videos selected from our extensive library.