Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 

February 2018 - Mazatlan Mexico

The Ferrocarril Urbano de Mazatlán built one of Mexico's first street railways in 1876, and had 6 km of 3 ft gauge track by 1905. Small steam locomotives replaced some of its mules in 1908, but the system closed in 1913, another victim of the Revolution. The postcard below was mailed in 1914 [col. AM]:

A section has been preserved.

A week or so later we found more tracks, in front of the Archaeology Museum.


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    1. Across from the white customs building just before you go up the steep hill towards the ferry.

  2. ...back home, there were street cars, but way before my times. Now we have just too many automobiles. It's nice to see this bit of history. Thanks Jackie for sharing, enjoy your vacation and stop back when you can.

  3. Jackie, what a great find. Thanks for sharing.

  4. How awesome they kept a bit of the track! Cool photos of this old mode of travel!

  5. Preserving even a bit of that was a good idea.