Thursday, 29 October 2015

AP PHOTOS: Cuba's trains offer fine-grained look at country

In this Aug. 26, 2015 photo, a boy rides next to the engineer of an electric Hershey train in the Casablanca municipality of Havana, Cuba. The conductor slowed the train down to avoid hitting a shepherd's flock of goats grazing along the tracks.
From east to the west, trains offer a fine-grained, slow-moving view of Cuba that few foreigners ever see.

Goats graze alongside tracks in the countryside, forcing trains to brake to avoid hitting them. Old American sedans line up at a crossing while locomotives pass. Horse-drawn carts cross the rails after a train has gone by.