List of town tramway systems in Argentina

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This is a list of town tramway systems in Argentina by Provincia. It includes all tram systems, past and present.

Provincia de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires Province)[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Bahía Blanca   Horse  ?  ?  
Steam 1904 1910  
"Naptha" 1906 1910  
electric 1910-Mar-02 1938-Dec-11  
Chivilcoy   Horse 1895  ?  
Dolores   Horse 1888 192_  
Magdalena   Horse (?)  ?  ? An Argentine source states that the existence of this tramway is not confirmed [1].
Mar del Plata   Horse 1888 1923 (?)  
Steam 1915  ?  
electric 1922-12-30[1] 1954-Sep  
Necochea   Steam 1913 1914  
electric 1914 1952-03-30  
San Nicolás (de los Arroyos)   Horse 1889 193_  

Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires)[edit]

Main article: Trams in Buenos Aires
Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Buenos Aires   Horse 1863 1925  
Steam  ?  ?  
electric 1897-04-22[2] 1963-02-20[2]  
"Pre-metro" line E2 1435 electric 1987-04-28[3]    
Tranvía del Este 1435 electric 2007-07-15 2012-10-10 using just one loaned tram (two in first year)

Also: Heritage tramway in the Caballito district (Buenos Aires Historic Tramway (es)) opened 15 Nov 1980.

Neighboring and suburban tramway systems in Buenos Aires Province, arranged anti- (counter-) clockwise, northwest to southeast.

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
San Isidro   Horse 1913  ?  
"Naptha"  ?  ?  
Tigre   Horse  ?  ?  
Connected Buenos Aires with San Martín, Empalme, San Andrés de Giles, Zárate, and San Antonio de Areco. Tramway Rural Horse/electric 1888 1965 ? Ran on exclusive right-of-way. Rebuilt as a railway, today Línea Urquiza
Ituzaingó   Horse 1914 1926  
"Naptha" 1926 1942  
General Rodríguez   Horse  ?  ?  
Luján   Horse 1888 192_  
Temperley - Turdera   Horse  ?  ?  
(José) Mármol - Claypole   Horse  ?  ?  
"Naptha"  ?  ?  
Adrogué - San Vicente   Horse 1898 1920  
"Naptha" 1920 1928  
Lanús   Horse 1884 by  ?  
electric 1904 1964-12-31[2] Connected Avellaneda and Lanús.
Lomas de Zamora   Steam  ?  ?  
Horse  ?  ?  
"Naptha"  ?  ?  
electric 1910 1948 Connected Avellaneda and Lomas de Zamora.
Quilmes   electric 1913 (or 1918) 1957-04-28  
La Plata   Horse 1884 1910  
Steam 1909  ?  
"Naptha"  ?  ?  
electric 1892-10-22
1910-Jan-03
 ?
1966-12-25
Tramway connected La Plata with Ensenada and Berisso.
♦♦ Berisso   Horse  ?  ?  
electric  ?  ?  
♦♦ Ensenada   Horse  ?  ?  
♦♦ La Plata - Esteban Echeverría   Steam  ?  ?  

Catamarca[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
(San Fernando del Valle de) Catamarca   Horse 1887 1930  

Chaco[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Puerto Tirol   Steam  ?  ?  
Resistencia   Steam 1903  ? Connected Resistencia and Barranqueras.

Córdoba[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Bell Ville   Horse 1901 1910  
Córdoba   Horse 1879 1925  
electric 1909-08-22 1963  
Río Cuarto   Horse 1885 1902  
Villa María   Horse 1887 1891 Connected Villa María and Villa Nueva.
(Petrol (gasoline))     see note.
  • Note for Villa María: Tramway constructed in 1911, using materials salvaged from closed system at Bell Ville and tramcars equipped with internal-combustion engines. Not opened because of construction deficiencies [2]

Corrientes[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Corrientes   Horse 1890 1908 (or 1925)  
Steam 1901 1908  
electric 1913-01-22 1930  
♦ Corrientes - San Luis   Steam  ?  ?  
electric  ?  ?  

Entre Ríos[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Concordia   Horse 1880 1885  
electric 1928-May-01 1963-Mar  
Gualeguaychú   Horse 1890 1910  
Paraná   Horse 1873 1929  
electric 1921-05-20 1962  

La Pampa[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Telén   Horse  ?  ?  

Mendoza[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Mendoza   Horse 1885 1911  
electric 1912-Oct-01 1965-Nov [4] Reintroduced 2012 in the form of light rail,
Metrotranvía Mendoza 1435 electric 2012-Oct-08 Tramways & Urban Transit, p. 451. LRTA Publishing. ISSN 1460-8324.

Salta[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Salta   Horse 1894 1913  
electric 1913-02-20 1935  

San Juan[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
San Juan   Horse 1888  ? Connected San Juan, Desamparados, Trinidad and Concepción.

Santa Fe[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
Esperanza   Horse 1885 1902 (before )  
Rafaela   Horse  ? 1902 (after)  
Roldán   Horse 1915 ca.  ?  
Rosario   Horse 1872 1910  
Steam  ?  ?  
electric 1906-10-31 1962  
Santa Fe   Horse 1885 1914  
electric 1914-03-25 1961-04-30  

Tucumán[edit]

Location Article Gauge
(mm)
Traction
Type
Date (from)
(year-month-day)
Date (to)
(year-month-day)
Notes
(San Miguel de) Tucumán   Horse 1882-12-25
1905-12-25
1904
1910-Dec
 
electric 1909-10-22 (or 1910-01-01) 1965-Oct-12  
Steam 1916 1929 Connected Tucumán and Yerba Buena

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morrison (1996), p. 180. Bonde Press.
  2. ^ a b c Morrison, Allen (1996). Latin America by Streetcar. New York: Bonde Press. pp. 143, 157. ISBN 0-9622348-3-4. 
  3. ^ Cross, Barry (April 2001). "Buenos Aires: Brand new pre-Metro line". Tramways & Urban Transit, pp. 136–137. UK: Light Rail Transit Association/Ian Allan Publishing.
  4. ^ Morrison (1996), p. 173. Bonde Press.

See also[edit]