As of time of writing, the Trem da Vale is operating with a diesel while the steam engine is being shopped in Mariana. No reliable word on when the Skoda steamer will be back on the 18 km run from Ouro Preto to Mariana. Nevertheless, it's a great trip and should not be missed if you have an affinity for trains. The schedule allows a couple of hours to explore Mariana and have lunch in the fine Mineiro kilogramma restaurant in Praça Cláudio Manuel before heading back to Ouro Preto on the train. Enjoy the ride through steep river valleys with fazendas, waterfalls and purple flowered jacarandá trees.
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