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Title: Problemas Nacionales. Camino del Huila - de la Plata a Cali. Laguna y Ciénegade Taula. Ferrocarriles Caucanos.
Creator: Fernández F., & Others
[Rogerio Fernández F.
Escipión Jaramillo P.
Jorge Méndez V.]
Publication Info: Bogotá : Aguila Negra Editoriales. Primera Calle Real, número 406., 1911.
Physical Details: 3-21 pp. ; 22 x 14 6/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers worn & yellowed on edges, interior fair to good.

Summary: A Project for the construction of a railway that would connect the west coast of the country from north to south.
Historical Notes: During the first decades of the twentieth century Colombia experienced an extended period of political stability, steady economic and technological development, as well as urbanization, that were accompanied by social policies aimed towards converting Colombia into a modern nation. 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. (See for example: James Henderson. Modernization in Colombia: The Laureano Gómez Years, 1889-1965. Gainesville, Fl.: University Press of Florida, 2001.)
Donor Notes: Proponents for a trans-Andean railway from La Plata to Cali, explaining its benefits to Colombia. - J.L.H.

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

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01386
Record Number: 596