uyuni, in bolivia, is known mainly for being right on the edge of huge salt flats, a unique tourist attraction. just outside of town, however is a junkyard for trains. for anyone fascinated by things mechanical, a visit here offers an incredible experience.
you can climb up and down and into and out of each and every car, some of which are well over a century old.
the light changes every minute. with it, the temperature.
one word of caution, though. in and around these trains i have seen huge wads of asbestos, which was used copiously for insulation in older locomotives and in passenger cars. asbestos is extremely harmful, and is best avoided.