Photographer's Note

The Old Railway Station in Granada

Where in the past most Latin American countries had a train network and while the most beautiful and spectacular train routes were found in this part of the world (Bolivia, Peru), travelers will experience that today most travel happens by bus.
In the different countries there are various reasons that have led to the end of train travel.

The history of rail transport in Nicaragua began in the 1860s. The first line was opened in 1882.

Today theres no more rail transport in the country. The majority of lines were closed in 1993 and the last one in 2001.
The line from Managua to Len and from Managua to Granada were very popular.
In the 1960s and 1970s, however, the railroad went into a decline, exacerbated further by the Managua earthquake of 1972.

Today you can visit the old station in Len but according to my personal opinion that was not as nice as the old station of Granada.

My three pictures here show the Antigua Estacin del Ferrocarril de Granada.
It was built in 1882 in a neoclassical style with English and French influences.
Since 1997 it is being rehabilitated after many years of abandonment left it in unfortunate conditions, a work carried out by the Escuela Taller de Granada who also uses it as its headquarters.

The station is located outside the city center. Although at walking distance, its still little visited.
On the other hand, two years ago, Pedro (Periko) already showed a picture of this station.

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