Detailed Description

Title: Ferrocarril del Cauca. Proyecto de ley por el cual se aprueba un contrato relativo del ferrocarril del Cauca....
Creator: Araujo, Simón & Others [César Castro - Félix Salazar J.]
Publication Info: Bogotá : Linotipo de la Imprenta Nacional, 1912.
Physical Details: 3-47 pp. ; 23 5/10 x 15 7/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers & some pages folded back & dog-eared at the bottom, but other than yellowing at edges of wrappers & interior pages-fair shape.

Summary: A detailed proposal to undertake the construction of the Cauca Railway, describing the benefits that the work would bring to the country.
Historical Notes: Beginning in the 1870s, Colombian governments saw railroads as the icon of modernity, the panacea for the economic development of the country. Just between 1904 and 1909, for example -roughly the Rafael Reyes presidency-, Colombian railways in operation grew in length from 565 to 901 kilometers. Bogotá was finally connected to the Magdalena River by the Girardot Railroad, which linked that river port with the capital, and continued to Facatativá. Other key routes were also developed, such as the Antioquia Railroad in 1914, which linked Medellín with the Magdalena, and the Pacific Railroad in 1915 , that would connect Cali with the Pacific port of Buenaventura. (See for example Juan Santiago Correa Restrepo, De Buenaventura al Caribe: El ferrocarril del Pacífico y la conexión interoceánica, 1872-2012. Bogotá: CESA, 2012).
Donor Notes: A strong endorsement, through this proposed bill, to re-activate the 1906 contract with the Messrs Bishops for the Cauca Railway construction. - J.L.H.

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

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01392
Record Number: 595