'Puente Emilio Pimentel', a tunnel on the Tehuantepec Railway, Mexico, c 1905.

'Puente Emilio Pimentel', a tunnel on the Tehuantepec Railway, Mexico, c 1905.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

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Between 1899 and 1907, the British construction firm S Pearson & Co built a 192 mile long railway line acros the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, connecting Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts. The company also constructed as port facilities at either end of the line; at Coatzacoalcos in the north, and Salina Cruz in the south.

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