History of the train


In 1902, with the arrival of engineer Catello Muratgia, the construction of the Ushuaia prison began. At that time, the first xylocarril was also inaugurated, which consisted of wooden tracks and, a steam locomotive with flat carriages pushed by oxen, horses and in some cases even by the prisoners themselves.
In 1910, the xylocarril was replaced by a "decauville", which is a type of railroad with narrow metal tracks, becoming the most important means of transport in operation in the city of Ushuaia. At that time, it had two locomotives to transport the prisoners who made the journey on a daily basis in order to load the material collected during the working day.
The End of the World Train left the prison in the morning to Monte Susana. At the end of the day, the train would return, in some cases with the prisoners on the load they were carrying or in other cases, with the prisoners pushing it.
In 1947, under the presidential mandate of Juan Domingo Perón and the National Director of Penal Institutes, Roberto Pettinato Sr. During the following years the train continued to operate for the production of the local sawmills. In 1949, a strong earthquake, which took place in the city of Ushuaia, caused a collapse that left the train tracks impossible and its subsequent abandonment for many years, until the 90's, when the recreation of the train began
In 1994, the company Tranex Turismo S.A. decided to revive this legend and founded the famous "End of the World Train" as it is known today, starting its activities on October 11 of that same year. In this opportunity with tourist purposes, counting with tourist class and First Class, with service on board. Currently, it has replicas of the old steam locomotives, the passenger cars have heating and a modern audio system to relive the journey and the history of the End of the World Train.
The tour starts at the "End of the World Station", which is only 8 km away from the city of Ushuaia, rescuing the last 7 kilometers of the original route
with an intermediate stop at "La Macarena Station" where passengers can enjoy a great panoramic view and then continue the tour, to enter the National Park, Tierra del Fuego, from where you can continue visiting the same walking or board another land transport to continue enjoying the landscapes and charms of the National Park.