The 1922 75cm gauge empire
Modern photos of Ingeniero Jacobacci station and facilities
These pictures were taken in May 2011, and are provided particularly for modellers who might be interested in reproducing parts of the layout. A track plan will be added when time permits.
The transshipment shed from the east. The left (south) side of each platform has a broad gauge track, whilst the right (north) side has a narrow gauge line.
The station building, seen from the north-east.
Looking east from the station building toward a big goods shed and with the transshipment shed in the distance.
Looking west from the station building, and showing the main mixed gauge platform on the right and the two narrow-gauge tracks in the bay immediately ahead.
The PW trolley shed on the south side of the main line at the west end of the station. Two broad gauge trolley roads are flanked on either side by the narrow gauge equivalents.
The broad gauge loco shed viewed from the east.
A closer view of the broiad gauge shed. Each section has three roads, through the one on the extreme right is now narrow gauge.
A view looking east out of the big broad gauge loco shed.
The Ransomes and Rapier steam crane at the back of the broad gauge loco shed.
Details of the steam crane, showing the boiler and the Ransomes and Rapier builders' plate.
Two second class narrow gauge coaches stored in the most northerly road of the broad gauge shed.
A view west across the narrow gauge turntable to the loco sheds - broad gauge on the left and narrow gauge on the right.
The three road narrow gauge loco shed.
Henschel no. 150 stands on a trestle by the side of the running shed. Its tender is nearby. It is reputedly reserved for preservation in Buenos Aires but seems in no hurry to leave Ing. Jacobacci.
Henschel 2-8-2 no. 139 on display at the extreme west of the town, beyond the main road level crossing. The main line west is just behind the brick wall in the background.
A view looking west, showing the home signal and the narrow gauge diverging on both sides from the broad gauge.
The following vertical aerial photo, dating from tthe 1940s, will be used in due course to create a full track plan for the use of any modellers looking for a sizeable challenge! (1) North is to the top, the locos sheds at the western (left hand) end of the yard, and the triangles at the eastern (right hand) end.
Photo reproduced by kind permission of Ing. Jacobacci museum.