The world's 'most remote' train station so isolated it's known as 'the edge of the world'

A train station has become an attraction in itself because of how remote it is and the stunning panorama it can offer.

The Macarena Waterfall (Cascada de la Macarena) station is located near the resort town of Ushuaia, in Argentina.

The area can be found in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, South America’s southernmost tip often addressed as “End of the World”.

The Macarena Waterfall station is particularly peculiar as it marks the only stop of an incredibly scenic train route in Tierra del Fuego.

This station features along the historic Southern Fuegian Railway, also known as the End of the World Train, a steam railway initially created in the early 1900s and revived in the mid-1990s. 

A train route crossing the area was first introduced to transport to a remote area outside of Ushuaia the material needed to create and expand a prison.

The line, however, started going into disuse following the closure of the penal colony in 1947. 

After being damaged by an earthquake two years later, the train route was closed by the government in 1952, as the local population no longer needed it. 

At the end of the 20th century, the End of the World train started to run again, this time as a more relaxing experience aimed at tourists.

People aboard the steam train stop at La Macarena station, a major historic site as it used to be the area where, during the first half of the past century, the train users could refill the train’s water tanks.

Today, train passengers approaching La Macarena can disembark and hike up to the nearby waterfall formed by meltwater and enjoy the view of the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park.


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