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Puebla in Municipality of Puebla, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Railway Stations of Puebla

 
 
The Railway Stations of Puebla Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
1. The Railway Stations of Puebla Marker
Inscription.
Las estaciones ferroviarias de Puebla
La ciudad de Puebla fue privilegia porque en ella, durante los siglos XIX y XX se establecieron tres empresas ferroviarias, lo cual significó un enorme potencial de desarrollo económico y social para el estado. Cada empresa tuvo sus estaciones en la capital poblana y éstas se convirtieron no solo en centros de intensa actividad social y comercial, sino en verdaderos centros de enlace y económico para el desarrollo regional y en lugares de conexión para el sur del país.

La primera estación ferrocarrilera que se construyó en la ciudad de Puebla fue la del Ferrocarril Mexicano, en 1869, como parte de la ruta de México a Veracruz, con su ramal de Apizaco a Puebla, y se ubicó en la calle del Señor de los Trabajos, frente a la iglesia del mismo nombre. Hoy es la única que se preserva y es símbolo del patrimonio ferroviario en México.

La segunda estación fue la del Ferrocarril Mexicano del Sur en el año de 1892, como parte de la línea trocal de Puebla a la ciudad de Oaxaca, que tenía cerca de 366 kilómetros. Esta estación estaba ubicada en lo que hoy es la avenida 10 Poniente y 13 Norte, junto a la estación del Ferrocarril Mexicano. Era de mampostería, madera y lámina de fierro, que podían observarse en servicio en 1920, cuando el Ferrocarril mexicano del Sur se fusionó con
The Railway Stations of Puebla Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
2. The Railway Stations of Puebla Marker
The marker is seen here to the left of an Interoceanic Railroad (Ferrocarril Interoceánico) sign.
el Ferrocarril Interoceánico. Por desgracia fue destruida en la década de 1960.

La tercera estación fue la del Ferrocarril Interoceánico, que fue inaugurada el 12 de diciembre de 1897. Se localizó en la calle 11 Norte, entre las calles 2 y 4 Poniente. Era de estilo neogótico y contaba con amplias instalaciones, talleres y patios que llegaban hasta la 25 Norte. En 1965 fue cerrada al servicio y su incomparable edificio y vías fueron desmantelados.

English translation:
The Railway Stations of Puebla
The city of Puebla was privileged because during the 19th and 20th centuries three railway companies were established here. This meant an enormous potential for economic and social development for the state. Each company had its station in the capital of Puebla and these became not only centers of intense social and commercial activity, but also centers of economic connection that led to regional development and physical connection to places in the southern part of the country.

The first railway station that was built in the city of Puebla was for the Mexican Railroad in 1869, as part of the route from Mexico to Veracruz, with its branch from Apizaco to Puebla. It was located on Calle Señor de los Trabajos, in front of the church of the same name. Today it is the only one that is still preserved and it is a symbol of railroad heritage in Mexico.
The Mexican Railroad Station from 1869, on the grounds of the National Railroad Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
3. The Mexican Railroad Station from 1869, on the grounds of the National Railroad Museum
This view of the station is from what would have been track side. Note that the station suffered damage from the 2017 Puebla earthquake and is currently off-limits to visitors.


The second station was built for the Southern Mexican Railroad in the year 1892, as part of the line from Puebla to the city of Oaxaca, which was about 366 kilometers. This station was located in what is now 10th Avenue West and 13th Street North, next to the station of the Mexican Railroad. It was made of masonry, wood and iron sheet metal and was in service in 1920, when the Southern Mexican Railroad merged with the Interoceanic Railway. Unfortunately, its station was destroyed in the 1960s.

The third station was the Interoceanic Railway Station, which was inaugurated on December 12, 1897. It was located on 11th Street North, between 2nd and 4th Streets West. It was Neo-Gothic in style and had extensive facilities, workshops and courtyards that reached to 25th Street North. In 1965 it was closed to the service and its incomparable buildings and railways were dismantled.
 
Location. 19° 3.208′ N, 98° 12.226′ W. Marker is in Puebla, Puebla, in Municipality of Puebla. Marker can be reached from Calle 11 Norte just south of Avenida 14 Poniente, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Mexican National Railroad Museum, to the right just after the entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Puebla 72090, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steam Engines (here, next to this marker); Railroads in the Mexican Revolution (a few steps from this marker); National Railroads of Mexico (a few steps from this marker); FT Diesel-Electric Locomotive (a few steps from this marker); Passenger Car (a few steps from this marker); The Hero of Nacozari (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine 601 (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Locomotive NM-601 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Puebla.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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