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Title: Ferrocarril del Noroeste
Creator: Liévano, Indalecio
Publication Info: : , 1890.

Summary: Engineer Indalecio Liévano presents a collection of documents and news paper articles that evaluate the development of a mule road and the railway projects that would link Bogotá with the Magdalena River. Liévano describes the techniques used for the construction of the road and railway as well as details regarding the budgets.
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 in Antioquia. 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.

Subject(s): Railroads -- Colombia
Roads -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00286
Record Number: 363
Islandora ID: islandora:7532