Santa Fe and Córdoba Great Southern Railway

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The Santa Fe and Córdoba Great Southern Railway (SF&CGS) was a British-owned railway company that built and operated a 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge railway network in Argentina, where it was known as the Gran Ferrocarril del Sud de Santa Fe y Córdoba.

On 2 October 1886 the concession was granted to build a railway from Villa Constitución in Santa Fe Province to La Carlota in Córdoba Province. In 1889 the concession was transferred to the SF&CGS who opened the first section of the line from Villa Constitución to San Urbano (Melincué) on 30 April 1890. The line was extended to Venado Tuerto on 8 July 1890 and to La Carlota on 24 February 1891. A branch line from Venado Tuerto to Rufino was opened on 11 March 1899.

On 20 September 1900 the company was bought by the British-owned Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway (BA&R). The sale included a concession already granted to the SF&CGS for the extension of the line from La Carlota to Río Cuarto which the BA&R opened on 26 March 1902.

References[edit]

  • Colin M. Lewis, British Railways in Argentina 1857-1914: A Case Study of Foreign Investment, Athlone Press (for the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London), 1983.