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Title: Ferrocarril de la Sabana estudio por José Rafael Pinzón
Creator: Pinzón, José Rafael
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Torres-Amaya, 1880.
Physical Details: 45 p. ; 22 5/10 x 14 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Dis-bound and wrappers stained at edges, interior pages good.

Summary: José Rafael Pinzón, presents here his project for the Sabana railroad. It includes a detailed analysis of the terrain where the railroad would be built, as well as the social, political, and economic benefits of it. He provides a budget for his proposal and appeals to the public to support his project to the government.
Historical Notes: The problem of how to develop adequate transport is a fundamental issue in the economic history of Colombia. The government was aware as early as the nation’s independence in 1819 that the lack of proper transportation would have a substantial negative impact on the development of the economy. Despite this awareness, Colombia advanced very little in its transportation system from 1820 to 1870. There were only mule-roads, underdeveloped river navigation systems, and one road suitable for wheeled vehicles. It was not until the 1870s that the government launched projects to build railroads. Safford, Frank 2010 El Problema de los Transportes en Colombia en el Siglo XIX. In Economía Colombiana del Siglo XIX. A. Meisel Roca and M.T. Ramírez, eds. Pp. 524, 528, 535. Bogotá: Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Donor Notes: The engineering study of part of the Sabana (of Bogotá) proposed railway. Pinzón was a professional civil engineer who apologized for his dry style. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Railroads -- Economic aspects -- Colombia
Railroads and state -- Colombia
Transportation -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00242
Record Number: 276
Islandora ID: islandora:10212