Miscellaneous views
An assortment of photographs which I took during visits to Campos do Jordão and Pindamonhangaba in 1976, 1979, 1986 and 1994. Click on the thumbnails to see larger images. To return to this index, press your Back button or Alt/Com + left arrow.
An April 1976 view of the EFCJ depot and yards at the south end of the line in Pindamonhangaba [see map]. View is west. The passenger station is behind me. Trains for Campos do Jordão go through the yard and around the right (north) side of the depot. [AM]
An April 1994 view of the EFCJ depot and yards at the north end of the line in Campos do Jordão. This is Emílio Ribas station. German tram A-5 loads on the right. A-6 idles near the garage. Brazilian interurban A-4 prepares to load on its platform in the center. [AM]
Freight motor V-2 and open excursion cars leaving Emílio Ribas for Santo Antônio do Pinhal in September 1986 [see map]. There is a closeup of this locomotive on the page featuring English and Brazilian cars. [AM]
The excursion train viewed from the north side of the tracks and a short distance down the line. An impatient MAN tram follows. [AM]
The rear of the excursion train. September 1986. [AM]
English freight motor V-2 and German passenger tram A-6 pass at Abernéssia station in September 1986 [see map]. This is the only place in Campos do Jordão where EFCJ cars can pass. [AM]
At the west end of town, the railway runs down the center of Av. Januário Miráglia. This photograph was taken in 1994. [AM]
A tram approaches one of the simple platform stations between Emílio Ribas and Abernéssia. [AM]
Telephoto view near Abernéssia [see map], July 1979. [AM]
Southwest of Campos do Jordão, the line enters a hilly, rural area. April 1976. [AM]
A curve near São Cristóvão station in April 1976 [see map]. Not long after this picture was taken, the automobile road in the background was widened and became a major highway, SP-123. Its inauguration in 1978 threatened the existence of the EFCJ. Luckily, in part due to the interest of railway enthusiasts, the line was preserved and it thrives today. [AM]
An "S" curve in a cut just north of São Cristóvão, April 1976. [AM]
Another view of the "S" curve. The buildings in the distance belong to a tuberculosis sanitarium. [AM]
São Cristóvão station, terminus of the urban line worked by the three German trams. This station is 8 km from Emílio Ribas and 39 km from Pindamonhangaba [see map]. April 1976. [AM]
An interurban car traveling south of São Cristóvão, en route to Pindamonhangaba [see map]. [AM]
The mountain section of the interurban line, near Santo Antônio do Pinhal [see map]. The author took this picture by leaning out the window of Brazilian-built interurban A-4, as it was descending the escarpment, in April 1976. Note sagging overhead wire! (Both wire and track are in better condition today.) [AM]
One of the original gasoline-powered trams, built by Mercedes in Germany, that opened the EFCJ in 1914. It is now displayed on Morro do Elefante (Elephant Hill), alt. 1,800 m, near Emílio Ribas station. [AM]
A steam locomotive that pulls passenger coaches around the Campos do Jordão area during the tourist season. Photographed at Emílio Ribas depot in April 1994. [AM]

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