The Mexican Railway (Ferrocarril Mexicano) (reporting mark FCM) was one of the primary pre-nationalization railways of Mexico. Incorporated in London in September 1864 as the Imperial Mexican Railway (Ferrocarril Imperial Mexicano) to complete an earlier project, it was renamed in July 1867 after the Second French Empire withdrew from Mexico. The main line from Mexico City to Veracruz was dedicated on January 1, 1873 by President Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada; branches connected Ometusco to Pachuca and Apizaco to Puebla. The 103 kilometers between Esperanza and Paso del Macho were electrically operated beginning in the 1920s.
The Mexican Railway remained independent of the government-owned Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (National Railways of Mexico) until the government gained control in June 1946 and merged the property in March 1959. Following privatization in the 1990s, Ferrosur acquired the lines of the former Mexican Railway.
- Pan-American Magazine and New World Review, 1923, p. 28
- Fred Wilbur Powell, The Railroads of Mexico, Stratford Company (Boston), 1921, pp. 102-103
- Manual of Statistics Company (New York), The Manual of Statistics: Stock Exchange Hand-Book, 1908, pp. 195-196
- Railway Electrical Engineer Vol 13 Number 11, pp 390-391
- Official Guide of the Railways, June 1954, pg 1191
- Tothill Press, Directory of Railway Officials & Year Book, 1961-1962, p. 272