Ferrosur Roca

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This article is about the Argentine rail company. For the Mexican rail company, see Ferrosur.
Ferrosur Roca S.A.
Private
Industry Railway
Founded 1993; 22 years ago (1993) in Argentina
Area served
Buenos Aires
Río Negro
Neuquén
Services Rail freight transport

Ferrosur Roca S.A. (FR) is a private company which operates freight services over part of the 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge that forms part of State-owned Ferrocarril General Roca.

Some of the products transported by Ferrosur Roca include salt, clincker, plaster, cement, lime, cereals, fertilizers, coking coal, iron scrap, petroleum and fuel oil, among other items.

The company is 80% owned by the Cofesur group, 16% State-owned and 4% owned by employees of the company through Personal de Ferrosur S.A.

History[edit]

Locomotive Brian 8118 (GE U18F reformated) stopped in Cañuelas station, Buenos Aires.

After all the Argentine rail network was privatised during Carlos Menem's administration in early 1990s, concession was granted to Ferrosur Roca to operate freight services in the center and south of Argentina running on Ferrocarril Roca tracks.

The company began its activities on March 12, 1993 over a 3,342 km (2,077 mi) rail network extending south and southwest from Buenos Aires through the provinces of Buenos Aires, Rio Negro and Neuquén and serving the ports of Bahía Blanca, Quequén and San Antonio Oeste. The branch from Bahía Blanca to Zapala serves the commercially important Rio Negro fruit-growing region.

Ferrosur's fleet include 2,550 wagons, 31 mainline diesel locomotives and 15 shunters[1] and its rail network has points of connection with other freight services operated by Ferroexpreso Pampeano, Nuevo Central Argentino and América Latina Logística.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parque Vagones / Tolva Minera" on Ferrosur website

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