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Title: Ferrocarril del Cauca. Proyecto de Ley por la cual se aprueba un contrato relativo del ferrocarril del Cauca. Antecedentes de este asunto.
Creator: Manotas, F. De P. & Others [César Castro - Felix Salazar J.]
Publication Info: Bogotá : Linotipo de la Imprenta Nacional, 1912.
Physical Details: 3-47 pp. ; 23 2/10 x 15 2/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers faded, yellowed on edges, interior pages too, but legible & fair overall.

Summary: Reproduces the agreement between the Colombian government and the Pacific Railroad Company over the construction of a railway along the Pacific coast of the country.
Historical Notes: Colombia experienced the longest period of political stability during the first decades of the twentieth century. Political stability came accompanied, to a certain extent, by steady economic and technological development, as well as urbanization, and social policies aimed towards converting Colombia into a modern nation. Beginning in the 1870s, Colombian governments saw railroads as the icon of modernity, the panacea for the economic development of the country. Just between 1904 and 1909, for example -roughly the Rafael Reyes presidency-, Colombian railways in operation grew in length from 565 to 901 kilometers. Bogotá was finally connected to the Magdalena River by the Girardot Railroad, which linked that river port with the capital, and continued to Facatativá. Other key routes were also developed, such as the Antioquia Railroad in 1914, which linked Medellín with the Magdalena, and the Pacific Railroad in 1915 , that would connect Cali with the Pacific port of Buenaventura. (See for example Juan Santiago Correa Restrepo, De Buenaventura al Caribe: El ferrocarril del Pacífico y la conexión interoceánica, 1872-2012. Bogotá: CESA, 2012).
Donor Notes: The projected bill, creating means to continue building the Ferrocarril del Cauca [railroad], as voiced by the Col. Senate. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Railroads -- Colombia -- Cauca (Department)
Railroads and state -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01397
Record Number: 593