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Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:38 AM

Mexico's railway history starts in 1837, but by 1880 there were only 400 miles of track in service. Indeed, the line started in 1837 wasn't in service to Veracruz until 1873. Unlike the USA and Canada, neither the Mexican economy nor the terrain favoured building railroads.

In 1880, the Mexican government began offering concessions to U.S. and British companies willing to build Mexican railroads. Development was not that rapid but eventually the Mexican railways were connected to the U.S. at Nogales, Arizona and Laredo and El Paso in Texas.

Given that the Mexican railways were primarily controlled by American and British companies, they were mainly devoted to north-south commercial trade. The majority of lands in Mexico were already devoted to agricultural use so the railways did not change the country like they did in Canada and the USA.

Eventually, Mexico did develop a national railway system. By 1910 there were 11,800 miles of track. More on that later.

Dave

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:26 AM

“Ooops, laid down for a nap after supper and didn't wake up until 2:00 am.”

Nothing wrong with a post supper snooze, Dave.

Thanks for including Neil.

Now where’s the tequila!!!

Cheers, the Bear.Smile DrinksDrinks

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Welcome to the August Diner, this time in sunny Mexico
Posted by hon30critter on Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:18 AM

Welcome to Mexico!!!

For those new to this place, Jeffrey´s Trackside Diner  is the place for you to go to relax and talk off topic about most anything - as long as you stay within the forum rules, which means certain hot button topics are excluded. Please refer to Steven Otte´s post on Forum Policies. Everybody is welcome to participate in the Diner ! 

The staff - that´s Zoe, Chloe, Flo, Janie, and Brunhilda —  is very friendly and will serve up plenty of virtual diner fare with a smile. Just don´t forget to leave a generous tip! Now and then, our host Steven Otte chips in and brings along some goodies for us to try - which is always heartily welcomed! 

 


 

Come in and sit for a while, ALL are welcome.

As always, in rememberance of our fallen but not forgotten comrades, here is the RIP Track:

 

The RIP Track

  

 

At the beginning of each month, it is the time to pay our respect to friends no longer with us.

 

 Barry Arnold aka BlownoutCylinder

Alan B

Neil Besougloff

Jerry Cox aka Cox47

Wolfgang Dudler aka Westport Terminal

Bob Hartle aka cmrproducts

Tom Mills

Harold Minkwitz aka hminky

Ed Murphy

Michael L. Myles aka Inch

Bill North

James W. Rohde aka CapeJim

Stein Rypern, Jr. aka Steinjr

Andy Sperandeo

Jeffrey "Running Bear" Wimberley

 

Gone BUT Not Forgotten

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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