Bulletin of the Pan American Union Volume 18
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ..."The rail originally laid was 5(5 pounds per yard. That required by the present contract is 80 pounds. The original rail is all being renewed. The bridges are most-wooden trestles and pile bridges, except over large rivers. Permanent structures, masonry or steel, are now being substituted for them. The entire line is being ballasted, sidings are being lengthened, yards laid down, and the whole route put into shape for a heavy interoceanic traffic, and the rolling stock is being supplied to meet the requirement. "About 127 kilometers (78 miles) from the port of Coatzacoalcos the Vera Cruz and Pacific Railroad joins the Tehuantepec Railroad, at the station of Santa Lucretia. This is the terminus of the former line. "It is not probable that the line of Vera Cruz will have much of the Isthmian traffic, for the reason that from Salina Cruz on the Pacific to Vera Cruz the route is 200 kilometers (124 miles) longer than from Salina Cruz to Coatzacoalcos. There is, however, likely to be an important passenger traffic and Mexican freight traffic via Vera Cruz, due to the fact that the Mexican Government has recently entered the railroad arena by arranging the "merger" previously referred to, of several srstems in which it lias lately obtained a controlling interest by purchase of a majority of stock. By those negotiations the Government has a majority ownership in an extensive system, reaching from the United States border to Salina Cruz, via the Mexican National to the city of Mexico; the Interoceanic, from the city of Mexico to Vera Cruz; the Vera Cruz and Pacific from Vera Cruz to Santa Lucretia; and by its absolute ownership of the National Railroad of Tehuantepec from Santa Lucretia to Salina Cruz. This is a long link...
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