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Miniature train between La Viñuela and Zafarraya

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Miniature train between La Viñuela and Zafarraya

Does anyone have more information about this train, i.e. station whereabouts, prices, times etc.....

The railway between Málaga and Ventas de Zaffaraya in Granada ceased to operate in 1959 but a new miniature replica steam train is now operating as a Tourist Train on part of the route, namely between La Viñuela and Zafarraya.

The miniature steam train, powered by a diesel engine, is an exact replica of the locomotives used by the Málaga Suburban Railway Company between 1922 and December 10th 1958. It has three carriages and can accommodate thirty passengers.

This Tourist Train project required financing of €127,000, with €72,000 being provided by the Ministry of Trade and Tourism.

The track is just ten inches wide and the locomotive has a top speed of 15 kph, although in practice it will probably only generally manage about half of that. Málaga Council is in talks with the municipalities of Alcaucín and Periana regarding future extensions to the line.

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1. Re: Miniature train between La Viñuela and Zafarraya

According to friends who went at weekend the mini train track is only 2km long (at the Zafarraya end) and only ran on Saturday. Definitely nothing at the Vinuela end.

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2. Re: Miniature train between La Viñuela and Zafarraya

Thanks for the info. Shame about that, it sounded an interesting idea.

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3. Re: Miniature train between La Viñuela and Zafarraya

Yep, it's currently running three trains every Sunday in August. 10:30, 11:30 & 12:30. Trains run from Zafarraya square, old Station Road, 1.6km up to the bridge at the end of the Zafarraya Pass, definitely no where near La Viñuela! The ticket office is in the entrance to Panaderia Gloria. Tickets cost 3€ for a round trip to the end of the Zafarraya Pass and back. There is plenty of parking on street in Zafarraya. Note that although there seems to be a station at the pass end of the line, it is just a turning point for the engine. They won't normally let you board there.

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4. Re: Miniature train between La Viñuela and Zafarraya

Thanks for the info

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