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Title: Ferrocarril de Buenaventura a Cali: Trasmisión del privilegio concedido á la Compañía empresaria del camino de Buenaventura á Cali, y construcción de un ferrocarril
Creator: Carvajal, Manuel W.
Guerrero, Miguel
Córdoba, Jaime
Clímaco, Lloreda
Publication Info: [Cali] : Imprenta de Eustaquio Palacios, December 09, 1871.
Physical Details: 1-12 p. ; 26 x 18 cm
Physical Condition: TWO COPIES: Wrappers faded and stained. Interior pages, some uncut, are generally good.

Summary: Manuel Carvajal, a representative of the Colombian government and the superintendent of the Empresa del Camino de Buenaventura, published the details of the contract by which this company transferred its assets to two Americans. According to Carvajal, they would manage the construction of the Buenaventura Railway more efficiently.
Historical Notes: The Cauca railway connecting Cali with Buenaventura was built from 1878 to1888. It had a length of 26 kilometers (Bushnell 1993: 135). In 1878 the government contemplated the possibility of linking this railway with the North Railway which would connect Cundinamarca, Boyacá and Santander with the Magdalena River (Safford 2010: 561). These railways never interconnected during the 19th century. The construction of the Cauca railway proved difficult not only due to the Colombian topography, but also because of the tropical diseases endemic in the Pacific coast decimated the work force (Bushnell 1993: 135). Bushnell, David 1993 The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself. Berkeley: University of California Press. Safford, Frank 2010 El problema de los transportes en Colombia en el siglo XIX. In Economia Colombiana del siglo XIX. A. Meisel Roca and M.T. Ramírez, eds. Pp. 523-570. Bogotá: Banco de la República.
Donor Notes: Text of revisions to the original road to Buenaventura contract and railway, 1871. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Ferrocarril de Buenaventura
Railroads -- Economic aspects -- Colombia
Railroads and state -- Colombia
Concessions -- Colombia
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Colombia
Transportation -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Added Entries: Title on cover: Ferrocarril de Buenaventura á Cali

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01226
Record Number: 162
Islandora ID: islandora:1090