Tren Blindado (tel. 042/20-2758, Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., CUC1 entrence, CUC1 camera), at the east end of Independencia beyond the railway crossing, was the setting where on December 29, 1958, rebel troops led by Che Guevara derailed one of Batista’s troop trains, setting in rapid motion the train of events that toppled Batista.
Four rust-colored carriages are preserved higgledy- piggledy in suspended animation as they came to rest after the train was run off the rails. There is an exhibit inside one of the carriages.
Continue east 100 meters along Carretera de Camaguany to the Communist Party headquarters; in the forecourt stands the bronze Estatua al Che showing Che holding a boy in his arms.