Central Entre Ríos Railway

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Central Entre Ríos Railway
Estación C. del Uruguay.jpg
Overview
Native name Ferrocarril Central Entrerriano
Type Inter-city
Status Defunct company; rail line active
Locale Entre Ríos
Termini Paraná
C. del Uruguay
Operation
Closed 1892; 123 years ago (1892) (acquired by Entre Ríos Railway)
Owner Government of Entre Ríos
Technical
Line length 697 km (433 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route map
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The Central Entre Ríos Railway (CERR) (in Spanish: Ferrocarril Central Entrerriano) was a railway 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 Concepción del Uruguay,[1] on the River Uruguay, and on 7 January 1887 the construction of branch lines to Victoria, Gualeguay, Gualeguaychú and Villaguay.

The line from Paraná, via Nogoyá and Rosario del 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.[2]

On 29 January 1892 the CERR was sold by the provincial government to the British-owned Entre Ríos Railway.[3] Following nationalisation, the railway became part of the General Urquiza Railway.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Línea Urquiza" on Museo ferroviario de la ciudad de Campana
  2. ^ Leyes, Contratos y Resoluciones Referentes a los Ferrocarriles y Tranvías a Tracción Mecánica de la República Argentina, Vol. 3 & 4, by Eduardo Schlatter (compilator) - Edited by Taller de la Penitenciaría Nacional (1904) - ISBN 978-1273314216
  3. ^ Reseña de los Ferrocarriles Argentinos: Principales Antecedentes Legales y Estadísticos, 1857-1944 by Francisco Barres (1945)