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Dec 22, 2016

Brazil’s railway to nowhere

Brazil’s railway to nowhere

The rusting tracks of Brazil's Transnordestina railway peter out and give way to a dirt trail in a remote corner of the country's arid northeast, far from the ports or farms it was meant to serve

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Farmer Francisco Emiliano, 58, looks after the cattle near the partially constructed Transnordestina railway track in the city of Missao Velha, Ceara state, northeast of Brazil, October 25, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Raniel da Silva, Ariel da Silva, Ariana da Silva and Daniel da Silva pose for a portrait on the top of a train wagon near the city of Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, northeastern Brazil, October 26, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Ariel da Silva, Ariana da Silva, Daniel da Silva and their father Raimundo JosŽ da Silva play on top of a train wagon near the city of Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, northeastern Brazil, October 26, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Train wagons are seen near the Transnordestina railway near Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, Brazil January 29, 2014. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Partially constructed track, a part of the Transnordestina railway, is seen in Custodia, Pernambuco, Brazil January 26, 2014. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Part of the Transnordestina railway track passes through a tunnel in Brejo Santo, Ceara state, northeastern Brazil, October 29, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Train wagons are seen on along the Transnordestina railway track near the city of Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, Brazil, October 26, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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The carcass of a dog lies on the tracks of the Ferrovia do Nordeste section of the Transnordestina railway track in Missao Velha, Ceara state, Brazil, October 25, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Cicero Antonio do Nascimento, rests inside a tunnel, part of the Transnordestina railway track in Brejo Santo, Ceara state, Brazil, October 29, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Ariana and her brother Ariel play at their home near the construction of the Transnordestina railway track in Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, Brazil, October 26, 2016.SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Train wagons are seen in the part of the Transnordestina railway track near the city of Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, Brazil, October 26, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Plants grow on the Ferrovia do Nordeste section of the Transnordestina railway track in Missao Velha, Ceara state, Brazil, October 25, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Ariel da Silva poses for a photograph near the construction of the Transnordestina railway track in the city of Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, Brazil, October 26, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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A sign which reads "Take care men working" stands along the construction of the Transnordestina railway track in Missao Velha, Ceara state, Brazil, October 25, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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The Sao Luiz Gonzaga Church, which is along the path of the partially constructed Transnordestina railway, stands in Custodia, Pernambuco state, northeastern Brazil, October 27, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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A horse grazes on railway tracks near the old train station on the the Northeast railroad (Ferrovia do Nordeste) in the city of Missao Velha, Ceara state, northeastern Brazil, October 25, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Children play on train wagons, along the route of the Transnordestina railway track, near Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, Brazil, October 26, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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A man rides a motorcycle on the partially constructed Transnordestina railway track in Missao Velha, Ceara state, Brazil, October 25, 2016. STORIES UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Jose Olivo, 46, who was formerly employed on the construction of the Transnordestina railway, poses for a photograph at his home in Missao Velha, Ceara state, Brazil, October 25, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Raimundo da Silva stands nearby as his sons Daniel da Silva, Ariana da Silva and Raniel da Silva play on top of a train wagon near the city of Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, northeastern Brazil, October 26, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Train wagons stand on part of the Transnordestina railway track near the city of Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, Brazil, October 26, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Rails tracks are stacked up along the construction route of the Transnordestina railway in the city of Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, Brazil, October 29, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Part of the construction works of the Transnordestina railway are seen in Salgueiro, Pernambuco state, northeastern Brazil, October 26, 2016. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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