Map Argentine Railways, 1899.
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- Argentine Railways, 1899.
- Intensive railroad development took place in Argentina between 1880 and 1916, a period of rapid economic growth and national consolidation. The railroads made possible Argentina's emergence as a major exporter of wheat, beef, and other products. The most important railroads were owned and built by British companies, which were granted concessions by the Argentine government because of their technical expertise and their ability to raise large sums on the London market to finance the construction. This 1899 map, issued by the Buenos Ayres and Pacific Railway Company, of London, shows the country's main rail lines. The inset map at the upper left shows the dense network in and around the capital city and main port of Buenos Aires. Most of the British-owned lines adopted the broad-gauge, 5 foot 6 inch (1.68 meter) standard, wider than the track used in most other parts of the world, including Europe and North America. Other lines used the narrow gauge of 3 foot 3.27 inches (1 meter wide), or, as indicated in the note on the map pertaining to the provinces of Entre Rios and Corrientes, the 4 foot 8.5 inch (1.44 meter) standard gauge.
- Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway Company Creator.
Created / Published
- London : McCorquodale and Company, 1899.
- - Argentina
- - Chile
- - Paraguay
- - Uruguay
- - 1899
- - Railroads
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - "Scale 1 inch to 2, 534,000 feet"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
- - Original resource extent: 2 maps on 1 sheet : mounted on linen, color ; 84 x 65 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: Columbus Memorial Library, Organization of American States.
- - Content in English.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Buenos Aires And Pacific Railway Company Creator. (1899) Argentine Railways. London: McCorquodale and Company. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668478/.
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Buenos Aires And Pacific Railway Company Creator. Argentine Railways. London: McCorquodale and Company, 1899. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668478/>.