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Santiago de Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

The Querétaro Railroad Station

 
 
The Querétaro Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2017
1. The Querétaro Railroad Station Marker
Inscription.  
Esta estación de Ferrocarril de la ciudad de Santiago de Querétaro fue usada por primera vez el 1º de mayo de 1903 y nombrada como monumento histórico por decreto presidencial el 17 de Marzo de 1986. En 1996, fue reconocida por la UNESCO como parte de los edificios que compreden la zona de monumentos Patrimonio Cultural que esta ciudad ofrece al mundo.

A través de la incorporación de esta estación al patrimonio cultural del Municipio, con enorme beneplácito, hoy la administración del Dr. Rolando García Ortiz (2000-2003) retoma este espacio para disfrute de sus habitantes.

Santiago de Querétaro, Marzo 25, 2002.

English translation:
This railway station for the city of Santiago de Querétaro was first used on May 1, 1903 and then named as a historical monument by presidential decree on March 17, 1986. In 1996, it was recognized by UNESCO as one of the buildings that make up the area of monuments related to cultural heritage that this city offers to the world.

Through the incorporation of this station to the cultural heritage of the Municipality, with great pleasure, today the administration of
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Dr. Rolando García Ortiz (2000-2003) dedicates this space to the enjoyment of its inhabitants.

Santiago de Querétaro, March 25, 2002.
 
Erected 2002 by Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is May 1, 1903.
 
Location. 20° 36.076′ N, 100° 23.796′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Marker is on Calle Héroe de Nacozari just east of Calle Cuauhtémoc, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro QUE 76000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Railway Station (a few steps from this marker); The Chameleon Fountain (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Chapel of the Sacred Family (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Garden of the Children Heroes of Chapultepec (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Plaza de San Sebastián / Casa del Faldón / Temple of San Sebastián (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Chapel of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Procession of the Remains of the Insurgents (approx.
The Querétaro Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2017
2. The Querétaro Railroad Station Marker
The marker is seen here on the exterior of the station while passing towards the train tracks.
half a kilometer away); Fountain of the Verdolagas (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding The Querétaro Railroad Station. Interestingly, although the station was used for the first time on May 1, 1903 when it was inaugurated by then President Diaz with the arrival of a train from Mexico City, the station itself was still not completely finished. It was finalized on October 3, 1904 and inaugurated again by then Governor Cosío. Memorial stones throughout the station are inscribed with "1904".
 
The Querétaro Railroad Station platform area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2017
3. The Querétaro Railroad Station platform area
The Querétaro Railroad Station entrance area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2017
4. The Querétaro Railroad Station entrance area
The marker is at the far right in this view, in a passageway towards the platform.
Inauguration stones inscribed with "1904" at the Querétaro Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2017
5. Inauguration stones inscribed with "1904" at the Querétaro Railroad Station
Engine 2520 of the National Railroads of Mexico at the Querétaro Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 21, 2017
6. Engine 2520 of the National Railroads of Mexico at the Querétaro Railroad Station
The "N de M" on the train means "Nacionales de Mexico", or "National Railroads of Mexico". This engine is some meters east of the train station. Two additional 1969 metal markers are on both sides of the engine and are dedicated to the bravery and dedication of Mexican railway workers.
A train passing the Querétaro Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 13, 2017
7. A train passing the Querétaro Railroad Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 5, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.   7. submitted on July 15, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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