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Cuba's Trains Offer Fine-grained Look at Country

From east to the west, trains offer a fine-grained, slow-moving view of Cuba that few foreigners ever see. Goats graze alongside tracks in the countryside, forcing trains to brake to avoid hitting them. Old American sedans line up at a crossing while locomotives pass. Horse-drawn carts cross the rails after a train has gone by. A boy hitches a ride home from school with a train's engineer. A man on horseback rides alongside tracks that used to carry tons of sugar from Cuba's...

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