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Title: Venta de las reservas del ferrocarril de Panamá
Creator: Cuervo, Angel B.
Publication Info: Bogotá : Focion Mantilla, 1867.
Physical Details: 23 p. ; 21 4/10 x 14 cms.
Physical Condition: Poor: wrappers worn, stained, torn and dog-eared, as in much of text, but legible.

Summary: Angel Cuervo argues in this document that the government of Nueva Granada should sell its Panamá Railway-related assets. Cuervo here describes proposals that different international corporations have made to the government and the advantages and disadvantages of each. He suggested that selling the reserves could help to solve the fiscal problems of the nation.
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, Inc.
Donor Notes: Cuervo objects to holding on to the reserves of the Panamá railway, and urges their sale now (1867). - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Ferrocarril de Panamá
Railroads -- Colombia -- Panamá (Department)
Railroads and state -- Colombia
Added Entries: Cotterill, William Henry

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01756
Record Number: 160
Islandora ID: islandora:8765