San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
The 800s Locomotives
En 1964 la empresa norteamericana que tenía la concesión del ferrocarril de oriente, adquiere 16 locomotoras Diesel de la marca General Electric (números de la 851 a la 866). Con ello la empresa contó con los equipos más modernos de la época, permitiendo mejor eficiencia en la movilización de pasajeros y cargas.
Actualmente se cuenta con 8 locomotoras de este tipo, conocidas con la serie ochocientos, de las cuales dos están en perfecto estado de funcionamiento y siguen siendo utilizadas.
The 800s Locomotives
In 1964 the North American company that had the concession of the eastern railroad acquired 16 diesel locomotives from General Electric (numbers 851 to 866). With this the company had the most modern equipment of the time, allowing better efficiency in the mobilization of passengers and cargo.
Currently there are eight locomotives of this type, known as the “800s Locomotives”, of which two are in perfect working order and are still being used.
Erected by Museo
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 13° 42.113′ N, 89° 10.538′ W. Marker is in San Salvador. Marker can be reached from Avenida Peralta west of Bulevar Venezuela, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the grounds of the El Salvador Train Museum (Museo del Tren de El Salvador). A small admission fee is required. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Salvador 01101, El Salvador. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Steam Crane (about 120 meters away); Maintenance and Personnel (about 120 meters away); Caboose (about 150 meters away); Second Class Railcar (about 150 meters away); The Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon (about 150 meters away); Dr. José Matías Delgado (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); El Rosario Church (approx. 1.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.