Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Museo de Transporte - Caracas / Venezuela

The collection of railway equipment of the Transport Museum includes twelve locomotives and rail systems operating in the Caracas-La Guaira, Coro-La Vela, Carenero, Táchira railway, port facilities, and the Central Venezuela.
The steam locomotives operating in the charm and Santa Teresa were restored and ran during the seventies in the courtyards of the Museum of Transport.

   Although by the thirties of the nineteenth century, Venezuela received foreign offers to build railroads when they were just beginning to develop in Europe, was in 1873 when he opened the first English line between Caracas and La Guaira, "the work of the Centennial" birthday of Simón Bolívar . Ten years later he inaugurated the laying of the Germans between Caracas and Valencia.

Other less extensive sections were built in various parts of the country by different harmonic unplanned foreign consortiums that would create conditions for the physical interconnection of Venezuela on rail roads.

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