List of Mexican railroads

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This is a list of Mexican railroads, common carrier railroads operating as part of rail transport in Mexico.

Passenger rail[edit]

Passenger regional rail within urban areas includes:

There is also the

Class I railroads[edit]

KCSM locomotive near Caltzonzin Station in Michoacán (October 2009)

There are two Class I railroads:

Shortline railroads[edit]

Shortline and terminal railroad companies include:

MV Bali Sea loads up with Ferrosur trains in Coatzacoalcos (October 2007)

Railway links with adjacent countries[edit]

To its north, Mexico shares a border with the United States that is 3,169 km (1,969 mi) in length[13] The two countries share the same track gauge of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in), with multiple links. CG Railway operates a train ferry between the port of Mobile at Mobile, Alabama and the port of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz.

To its south, Mexico shares an 871 km (541 mi) border with Guatemala and a 251 km (156 mi) border with Belize. There is an inactive link with rail transport in Guatemala at Ciudad Tecún Umán in Ayutla, San Marcos, with a break of gauge (1,435 mm / 914 mm). Mexico has no link with rail transport in Belize.

Fallen flag railroads[edit]

The following is a list of former railroads:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Best, Gerald M. (1968). Mexican Narrow Gauge. Howell-North. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrocarriles Suburbanos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.nl.gob.mx/?P=metrorrey
  3. ^ http://www.ste.df.gob.mx/
  4. ^ http://www.metro.df.gob.mx/
  5. ^ http://www.siteur.gob.mx/
  6. ^ http://www.ferromex.com.mx/
  7. ^ http://www.kcsi.com/corporate/kcsm.html
  8. ^ http://www.ferrovalle.com.mx/
  9. ^ http://www.ferrosur.com.mx
  10. ^ LFCD
  11. ^ "CGR". Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Inicio - Ferrocarril del Istmo de Tehuantepec, S.A. de C.V." (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "United States Section Directive". Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  14. ^ now called Pacific Imperial Railway
  15. ^ Best p.61
  16. ^ Best p.40
  17. ^ G & W no longer mentions Ferrocarriles Chiapas-Mayab
  18. ^ Best p.64
  19. ^ Best p.65
  20. ^ Best p.67
  21. ^ a b Best p.68
  22. ^ Best p.35
  23. ^ Best p.69
  24. ^ a b Best p.70
  25. ^ a b Best p.53
  26. ^ Best p.54
  27. ^ Best p.50
  28. ^ Best p.31
  29. ^ a b c Best p.73
  30. ^ Bernat, Andrew "The Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway - A Standard Gauge 'Cloud-Climber'" in Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette January/February 2004 pages 47-52
  31. ^ FNM
  32. ^ a b c Best p.74
  33. ^ a b Best p.77
  34. ^ a b Best p.36
  35. ^ The Official Railway List. Chicago: Railway Purchasing Agent Company. 1888. p. 176. 
  36. ^ "American Society of Civil Engineers". Engineering News and American Contract Journal (New York City: George H. Frost) IX: 425. December 9, 1882. 
  37. ^ "Reports of Engineering Societies: American Society of Civil Engineers". Van Nostrand's engineering magazine (New York: D. Van Nostrand). XXVIII (CLXIX): 80. January 1883. 
  38. ^ a b c Best p.80
  39. ^ a b c Best p.81

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