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San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Maintenance and Personnel

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
1. Maintenance and Personnel Marker
Inscription.  

Mantenimiento y Personal
En la década de 1930, son importadas vía marítima desde Estados Unidos, una serie de máquinas destinadas a garantizar el funcionamiento del ferrocarril de oriente que era propiedad de la International Railways of Central América (IRCA). Los equipos aquí instalados son especializados para el mantenimiento y reparación de locomotoras, coches y carros-motores.

A partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XX los trabajadores de estas áreas era uniformados según su especialidad: azul para los trabajadores de mecánica; gris para los trabajadores de vías y estructuras y beige para las tripulaciones de los ferrocarriles. Esta distinción cromática permitió un mayor control del personal.

English translation:
Maintenance and Personnel
In the 1930s, a series of machines and equipment are imported by sea from the United States to ensure the operation of the eastern railroad that was owned by the International Railways of Central America (IRCA). The equipment installed here is specialized for the maintenance and repair of locomotives, cars and car-engines.
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By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
2. Maintenance and Personnel Marker
The marker is in front of this General Electric locomotive numbered 860.


From the second half of the 20th century the workers in these areas were uniformed according to their specialty: blue for mechanics; gray for track and structure workers and beige for railroad crews. This color distinction allowed greater control over personnel movement.
 
Erected by Museo del Ferrocarril de El Salvador.
 
Location. 13° 42.109′ N, 89° 10.602′ 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. Steam Crane (a few steps from this marker); Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Class Railcar (within shouting distance of this marker); El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); The 800s Locomotives (about 120 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.
 
Categories.
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By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
3. Maintenance and Personnel Marker
The marker is seen here in what was once the maintenance and repair area of the International Railways of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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