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Went to Paranapiacaba on a Sunday mornig from Luz station in Sao Paulo. The train only goes on... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2014
Philip M
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Ely
Decaying locomotives, carriages, and big machines

This museum offers two buildings with large engines, and many old carriages and locomotives that... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
RHAHJ
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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23 Jul 2018
“Decaying locomotives, carriages, and big machines”
24 Oct 2016
“Museum needs overhaul”
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Rua Itambe, 40 | Centro, Paranapiacaba, State of Sao Paulo 09150-230, Brazil
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

This museum offers two buildings with large engines, and many old carriages and locomotives that are mostly rusting away. In principle, I like that decaying tinge, although I'm afraid that after maybe 40 more years there will be nothing left to show. The builings are...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

After a disappointing visit here two years ago we were expecting much more from this unique funicular museum. The old (1867) steam locomotive now looks completely dead as if it will never run again. The museum is dark and gloomy and full of old junk....More

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

The old trainstation and the train which is completely rosty seems to be a very nice motive to take pictures!

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Reviewed 15 October 2014

The town of Paranapiacaba is relatively easy to visit. Take the turquoise line to the last station on the line, Rio Grande da Serra, then follow all of the other obvious tourists to transfer to a bus for a 20-minute hair-raising ride through windy mountain...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Went to Paranapiacaba on a Sunday mornig from Luz station in Sao Paulo. The train only goes on Sundays, except second Sunday of the month. Quite expensive for the train ride (about £9 for first passenger and half price for second). This compares to about...More

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