Ferrocarril Central Entrerriano

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The Ferrocarril Central Entrerriano (FCCE) (in English: Central Entre Ríos Railway) was a company in the Entre Ríos Province of Argentina, owned by the provincial government, which built and operated a 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge railway network between the rivers Paraná and Uruguay. In 1892 it was sold to the British–owned Entre Ríos Railway.

On 11 June 1883 the provincial government of Entre Ríos authorised the construction of a railway from Paraná, the provincial capital, to Concepcion del Uruguay, on the River Uruguay, and on 7 January 1887 the construction of branch lines to Victoria, Gualeguay, Gualeguaychú and Villaguay.

The line from Paranáó, via Nogoyá and Tala to Concepción ádel Uruguay was opened between 13 May and 30 June 1887, the branch line from Nogoyá to Victoria on 26 June 1890, and those from Basavilbaso to Parera and to Villaguay and from Parera to Gualeguaychú on 20 and 23 September of the same year. Finally a branch line, was opened on 27 January 1891, from Tala to Gualeguay, where it joined the Gualeguay to Puerto Ruiz line operated by the Ferrocarril Primer Entrerrianno.

On 29 January 1892 the FCCE was sold by the provincial government to the British-owned Entre Ríos Railway.


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