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If you opened this page expecting doses of Gothic, Romanesque and Roman architecture (the cathedral, San Isidro and the remains of the city walls), well, I guess there must be other León pages knocking around. Here we start with a location which was once a major employer - the RENFE works and depot, nowadays a private mechanical engineering works with steam locomotive restoration as one of its specialities. The ALAF (León Railway Enthusiast Society) Mikado is seen here in September 1996, restoration almost complete. A magnificent beast, cared for by a magnificent and dedicated team. Available for charter, of course!
And at the RENFE station, a pleasing display of small industrial archaeological artifacts. In the late 1980s and 1990s there was also a novel train composition indicator 'box' - a huge glass case containing 'N' gauge models of trains, each faithfully representing the rolling stock composition of each express that served León.
About a kilometre distant, the FEVE station, this view of the 1920s building dating from September 1996, before refurbishment and renovation, during the sad 12 years (1991 to 2003) when passenger services were confined to the Guardo to León end of the line to Bilbao.
If you are after architecture, two more views (San Isidro and San Marcos) are in the travelogue.
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