Ferrocarril Mexicano - The First Mexican Railway (engl.)

Ferrocarril Mexicano - The First Mexican Railway (engl.)

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Brief Guide to the Special Exhibition of the Same Name Opens 7 October 2011 at the Deutsches Museum

The special exhibition and this accompanying booklet are the result of research into the technical requirements for the construction of the Ferrocarril Mexicano. Mexico's first railway line, running from the port city of Veracruz to the capital in the highlands, was built between 1837 und 1873, a time of political and social upheaval. The extreme topographical conditions made it necessary to build a large number of bridges and tunnels, and these, in turn, necessitated the very latest technology available at the time. The enormous social and economic significance of the project and the spectacular landscapes that lined the route also prompted many artists, including José María Velasco and Casimiro Castro, to deal more closely with this railway line in their work.

Models of the two most important bridges have been specially created for this exhibition and will later go on display in the permanent Bridgebuilding Section of the Deutsches Museum.

Außerdem stehen zur Verfügung