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Title: El Ferrocarril de Panamá
Creator: Anonymous
Publication Info: Panamá : Imprenta del, [1865].
Physical Details: 9 p. ; 22 x 14 cm
Physical Condition: Slight wear on wrappers, interior very good.

Summary: The document calls for the state to regain complete control over the Panamá Railway, arguing that the state and not private corporations should benefit from the profits of railway services.
Historical Notes: The Panamá railroad was the first transcontinental railroad built in the Western hemisphere. It connected Colon on the Atlantic coast with Panamá City on the Pacific coast. The construction took place between 1850 and 1855 by the American company, the Panamá Railroad Co. The Panamá railroad was the first to be built in Nueva Granada and greatly improved commerce. It was eventually sold to the French Panamá Canal Company. Davis, Robert 1993 Panamá Railroad. In Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 380. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press.
Donor Notes: An advocate for the government's assuming control of the Panamá railway-after paying for the same to the shareholders. Calls for the Buenaventura-Cali road opening. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Ferrocarril de Panamá
Railroads -- Colombia -- Panamá
Railroads and state -- Colombia
Transportation -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00965
Record Number: 121
Islandora ID: islandora:19810