Santa Fe and Córdoba Great Southern Railway

The Santa Fe and Córdoba Great Southern Railway (Spanish: Gran Ferrocarril del Sud de Santa Fe y Córdoba) was a British-owned railway company that built and operated a 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge railway network in the Argentine provinces of Santa Fe and Córdoba.

Santa Fe and Córdoba Great Southern Railway
Overview
Native nameGran Ferrocarril del Sud de Santa Fe y Córdoba
StatusLine took over by BA&RR in 1900
OwnerGovernment of Argentina
LocaleSanta Fe and Córdoba
Termini
Service
Services2
Operator(s)SF&CGS
History
Opened1890
Technical
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Routes map
Santafe cordoba southern railway map.jpg

HistoryEdit

On 2 October 1886 a concession was granted to build a railway from Villa Constitución in Santa Fe Province to La Carlota in Córdoba Province. In 1889 the concession was transferred to the SF&CGS who opened the first section of the line from Villa Constitución to San Urbano (Melincué) on 30 April 1890.

The line was extended to Venado Tuerto on 8 July 1890 and to La Carlota on 24 February 1891. A branch line from Venado Tuerto to Rufino was opened on 11 March 1899.[1]

On 20 September 1900 the company was bought by the British-owned Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway (BA&R). The sale included a concession already granted to the SF&CGS for the extension of the line from La Carlota to Río Cuarto which the BA&R opened on 26 March 1902.

See alsoEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • British Railways in Argentina 1857-1914: A Case Study of Foreign Investment by Colin M. Lewis - Athlone Press (for the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, 1983)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LOS FERROCARRILES, AGENTES ORGANIZADORES DEL TERRITORIO SANTAFESINO by Blanca Gioria at Universidad del Salvador