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The Mexican Central Railroad Three Years Prior To Its Nationalization

Fine early map of the Mexican Central Railway and Connections

On the verso are listings of the Steamship Lines into Manzanillo and Tampico and time lines for the major routes.

The Mexican Central Railway, built during] the Central American rail boom of the late 19th century.  With the completion of the Transcontinental Railway, the major American railroad owners turned their attention to Mexico and Central America. The Mexican Central was funded by the principal investors of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in an endeavor to connect their lines in the western United States with Latin America, and was part of a larger interest in constructing a Pan-American Railroad.