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Title: Informe de la comisión que estudió el proyecto de ley por la cual se dispone la reconstrucción de una sección del Ferrocarril del Pacífico.
Creator: Córdoba, Adolfo & Others
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta Nacional, 1914.
Physical Details: 3-20pp ; 23 8/10 x 15 5/10 cms.
Illustrations: cover page and front page
Physical Condition: Wrappers dirty & yellowing, interior pages also yellowed, but fair-legible.

Summary: A detailed account of the many problems for the construction of the Pacific Railroad. This Pamphlets presents a budget for the reconstruction of a section damaged by a storm.
Historical Notes: "The rail system with its multiple cars and locomotives and parallel tracks, which profoundly impacted how humans around the world tackled long distances beginnig in the early nineteenth century, was a public preference in Colombia from very early on" [Michael LaRosa and Germán Mejía, Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012), pp. 153-154] This pamphlet shows this concern, and the centrality of railroads for the development of Colombian economy.
Donor Notes: A budgetary discussion of the cost of rebuilding a section of Ferrocarril del Pacífico, damaged by weather in previous months [1912]. - J.L.H.
Numbering Notes: First two pages not numbered.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Economic conditions -- 20th century
Railroads -- Colombia -- History -- 20th century
Railroads -- Colombia -- Cauca

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera
Institution: Vanderbilt Univesity
Accession Number: P01412
Record Number: 521