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Ferrocarril Transístmico

The Ferrocarril Transístmico (Spanish: Trans-Isthmic Railroad), also known as Ferrocarril del Istmo de Tehuantepec, S.A. de C.V. or simply Ferroistmo,[1] is today a railroad with no rolling stock, owned by the Mexican government, that crosses the Isthmus of Tehuantepec between Puerto Mexico, Veracruz, and Salina Cruz, Oaxaca. It is leased to Ferrocarril del Sureste FERROSUR. It was formerly leased to Ferrocarriles Chiapas-Mayab until Genesee & Wyoming gave up its concession in 2007.[2] Originally it was known as the Tehuantepec Railway.

Ferrocarril Transístmico
Map of Ferroistmo line (in green) from Salina Cruz to junction with Ferrosur lines (in blue) to Veracruz and Coatzacoalcos
Locale Isthmus of Tehuantepec
Predecessor FCCM
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Transport Routes in the Isthmus of TehuantepecEdit

Map from Wikicommons

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ McManus, Lowell G. "The Mexican Railways". Retrieved 2011-01-31.
  2. ^ Central America going nowhere. Railway Gazette International August 2007.