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Second Class Railcar

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
1. Second Class Railcar Marker
Inscription.  

Coche de Segunda.
El coche de segunda clase fue utilizado por la empresa norteamericana IRCA en el tren oriental, contaba con asientos tapizados, reclinables y mejor distribuidos, de tal forma que brindaban un viaje más confortable a los usuarios.

Un dato importante es que los asientos tienen un respaldo que puede cambiar de posición, lo que significa que el asiento cambia de dirección de acuerdo a la ruta que lleve el tren (ida o regreso). Su construción se remonta al primer cuarto del siglo XX.

English translation:
Second Class Railcar
The second class car was used by the North American company IRCA (International Railways of Central America) on the eastern train. It had upholstered seats, that were reclining and better distributed than normal seats, providing a more comfortable trip for users.

An important fact is that the seats have a backrest that can change position, which means that the seat changes direction according to the route the train took (leaving or returning to San Salvador). Its construction dates back to the first quarter of the 20th
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By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
2. Second Class Railcar Marker
The car is marked with ES 74032 and FENADESAL (Ferrocarriles Nacionales de El Salvador, or El Salvador National Railroads).
century.
 
Erected by Museo del Ferrocarril de El Salvador.
 
Location. 13° 42.106′ N, 89° 10.618′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, San Salvador. Marker can be reached from Avenida Peralta just 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. Caboose (here, next to this marker); Maintenance and Personnel (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Crane (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy) (within shouting distance of this marker); The 800s Locomotives (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); 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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Second Class Railcar image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
3. Second Class Railcar
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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