Fazenda São Francisco is a huge banana plantation in Peruíbe SP crossed by the Peruíbe-Miracatu highway, properly nicknamed Estrada da Banana (the Banana Road). So its Decauville railway system crosses this road in two points using tunnels. This photo shows a South African Dorman Long Decauville locomotive crossing one of them. It is not very high, only 1.6-1.7 m (approximately 5 feet), so the locomotive engineer must be very careful or he will lose his head! Photo shot in March 25, 2000 and kindly sent by Nílson Rodrigues, from Franco da Rocha SP.

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© Antonio Augusto Gorni