Tacubaya Railroad

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Tacubaya Railroad (Ferrocarril de Tacubaya) was a one-mile-long, 600 mm (1 ft 11 58 in) narrow gauge[1] line serving an amusement park in the Tacubaya district of Mexico City. The line was built by Fernando de Teresa in 1896. Passengers were carried in several designs of roofed cars approximately 5 meters long.[2] The locomotives were smaller than those used at Disneyland. The first locomotive was based on Decauville equipment; and the second, a 6-ton 4-4-0, was the smallest ever built by Baldwin for commercial purposes. The line was converted to part of Mexico City's standard gauge electric tramway system in 1910.[3]

Locomotives[edit]

Number Builder Type Date Works number Notes
1 Krauss[4] 0-4-0T 1896
2 Baldwin Locomotive Works 4-4-0 1897 15241 named Susana[5]

References[edit]

  • Best, Gerald M. (1968). Mexican Narrow Gauge. Howell-North. 
  • Moody, Linwood W. (1959). The Maine Two-Footers. Howell-North. 
  • Westing, Fred (1966). The Locomotives that Baldwin Built. Bonanza Books. 
  1. ^ Moody 1959 p.211
  2. ^ Best 1968 p.75
  3. ^ Best 1968 p.78
  4. ^ Best 1968 p.168
  5. ^ Westing 1966 p.49