Uyuni is a town in the Potosí Department in the south of Bolivia. Founded in 1890 as a trading post, the town has a population of 10,600. The town's primary function is as a gateway for tourists visiting the world's largest salt flats - the Salar de Uyuni.

It is an important transport hub, being the location of a major railway junction. Four lines join here, respectively from La Paz (via Oruro), Calama (in Chile), Potosí, and Villazón (on the Argentinean border, where the line now ends).

One of the sights in Uyuni is the train cemetery - filled with old, rusting steam locomotives.

coordinates : 20°28'36.98"S 66°49'59.07"W
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  1. יובל // Thursday, November 20, 2008 4:22:00 AM  

    The graffiti on the rusting old engine in the 5th picture says "experienced mechanic needed, urgent"... I think it's a little too late for that ;-)

    Yuval =8-)