Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste

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Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste was a company that operated a railroad in southeastern Mexico. In the 1930s the Mexican government decided to build a railroad into the Yucatán, connecting the national system with the isolated Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán.[1] The project was completed in 1950 and commemorated with a 5 peso coin.[2] In 1975 the Yucatán and Southeast systems were merged into the Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste. The system was privatized in 1999, becoming part of Ferrocarriles Chiapas-Mayab (FCCM) until 2007 [3] and since part of Ferrocarril del Istmo de Tehuantepec.

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  1. ^ FERROCARRILES UNIDOS del SURESTE
  2. ^ United Mexican States Coins: Type Collecting - Five Pesos
  3. ^ SOUTHEASTERN RAILROAD CEASES OPERATIONS, STRANDS THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS IN MEXICO.