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The Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
1. The Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon Marker
Inscription.  

Coche Cuscatlán o Vagón Presidencial
Los primeros registros del Coche Cuscatlán datan de 1912, fecha en que la International Railway of Central America (IRCA) lo compró a la American Car And Foundry (EUA). El coche es un equipos de lujo denominado "Coche Salón" y dentro del inventario de su equipamiento (realizado en 1972) resaltan almohadas de plumas, dos camarotes con sábanas y sobre-fundas, cubiertas para sillones y sillas todos de lino, así como cucharas, tenedores y cuchillos de plata, teteras de porcelana y niquel platos de loza y de china, copas para champan, entre otros objetos.

Hacia 1978, dado el deterioro del uso y tiempo, fue reconstruido con modificaciones importantes; en 1984, este equipo rodante fue valuado en ₵ 47,007.90.

El coche era usado por los ejecutivos de la empresa y por los funcionarios de Estado; hasta el momento no se han encontrado registros fehacientes de los mandatarios que hicieron uso de este coche, pero se menciona, entre otros, a Arturo Armando Molina. El último presidente en usarlo fue Salvador Sánchez Cerén en el año 2017

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The Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
2. The Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon and Marker
The car is marked with ES 74013 and FENADESAL (Ferrocarriles Nacionales de El Salvador, or El Salvador National Railroads).
Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon

The first records of the Cuscatlán Car date from 1912, when the International Railway of Central America (IRCA) bought it from the American Car and Foundry. The car is a piece of luxury equipment called a "Salon Car" and within the inventory of its equipment (made in 1972) there are found feather pillows, two cabins with sheets and covers, covers for armchairs made of linen, silver spoons, forks and knives, porcelain and nickel teapots, china dishes, champagne glasses and among other objects.
By 1978, given the deterioration from use and time, it was rebuilt with important modifications; in 1984, this rolling equipment was valued at ₵ 47,007.90 (Salvadoran colones).

The car was used by company executives and state officials; So far no reliable records of the leaders who made use of this car have been found, but Arturo Armando Molina is mentioned, among others. The last president to use it was Salvador Sánchez Cerén in 2017.
 
Erected by Museo del Ferrocarril de El Salvador.
 
Location. 13° 42.088′ N, 89° 10.616′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, 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. Second Class Railcar (within shouting distance of this marker); Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Crane (within shouting distance of this marker); Maintenance and Personnel (within shouting distance of this marker); El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The 800s Locomotives (about 150 meters away); Dr. José Matías Delgado (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); El Rosario Church (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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