3 Mexico tours for railway enthusiasts

11/05/2019
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14:07
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Omar Campa
3 Mexico tours for railway enthusiasts
This train goes from the state of Chihuahua to Mexico’s Pacific coast and has been operating since 1961 - Photo: Courtesy of Chepe Express

3 Mexico tours for railway enthusiasts

11/05/2019
14:07
Omar Campa
Mexico City
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Mexico still has a few railroads available for those who wish to explore the country’s beautiful landscapes

In the times of the Industrial Revolution, trains were the epitome of modernity since they could transport all sorts of merchandise and were considered the fastest and most effective means of transport at the time, both for short and long travels. Nowadays, Mexico still has a few railroads available for tourists who wish to explore the country’s beautiful landscapes.

Get your suitcase ready and experience Mexico like never before! Today we bring you a list of tourist trains for you to enjoy:

1- Puebla-Cholula train: Inaugurated in 2017, this is a feasible option for tourists visiting Puebla since it connects the historical center with the archeological zone of Cholula. The 17.2-kilometer tour is 40 minutes long. The train has a length of 38 meters and has three wagons. It has a maximum operating speed of 100km/h (62.1mph), though it usually operates at 35km/h.

2- José Cuervo Express train: It’s no secret that Tequila is Mexico’s national drink, but if you really want to get to know its elaboration process and the agave landscape that gave birth to this national treasure, then you need to hop on the José Cuervo Express Train, which will take you to the Magical Town of Tequila, Jalisco. The tour starts in Guadalajara and it includes a trip to visit agave plantations, free tequila tastings, a tour through the La Rojeña distillery, and all kinds of shows with mariachis and charros.

3- El Chepe Train: This train goes from the state of Chihuahua to Mexico’s Pacific coast and has been operating since 1961. It is the longest passenger train route in the country, spanning 653 kilometers (405.7 miles) in 14 hours. The tour starts in the capital of Chihuahua and ends in Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Here you will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes and the famous Copper Canyon in northwestern Mexico. The route has 86 tunnels and 37 bridges.

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