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|
|Native name||Gran Ferrocarril del Sud de Santa Fe y Córdoba|
|Status||Line took over by BA&RR in 1900|
|Owner||Government of Argentina|
|Locale||Santa Fe and Córdoba|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
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.
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.
- 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)
- LOS FERROCARRILES, AGENTES ORGANIZADORES DEL TERRITORIO SANTAFESINO by Blanca Gioria at Universidad del Salvador