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> Lima-Huancayo train - which side?
shesoffagain
post Apr 24 2008, 11:21 PM
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I want to buy a ticket for the Lima-Huancayo train, and the website allows you to choose your seat at the time of booking. Does anyone know which side of the train to sit on for the best views?
I am thinking of going up on the train and returning by bus, so won't get to try both sides.
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post Apr 25 2008, 10:40 AM
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What a specific question! I asked my friend who used to work in Peru and he has taken a lot of trains, but not that one.

SO, you might be better off just giving them a call, and asking.


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post Apr 25 2008, 11:36 AM
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Hello Shesoffagain,

I took that train back in 1970 when it was still run by the Peruvian Corporation as a regular passenger service. It was a fabulous trip not to be missed. Regrettably it is no longer the highest passenger railway in the world. The bloody Chinese beat it with their new Tibet railway. Boo!

I just cannot remember which side we sat on, so I have asked my Peruvian contacts to find out for me. Hope you can hold of for a day or two.

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post Apr 25 2008, 07:59 PM
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Thanks so much guys. I appreciate it. Hope I'm not being too pedantic!
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post Apr 26 2008, 08:41 AM
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Here's a reply from my first contact, which is kind of what I suspected:

You can take either side as the train goes on one side of the river to the other. Views are always amazing. At the beginning of the climb it seems that being at the right side is best, but after San Bartolome where the train turns completely then you get the other side, but also there is the switch backs and the changes to the other sides.... so just enjoy either side.

I'm just waiting for another comment, which I'll pass on to you.
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