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Mexico - Pacific Railroad Rehabilitation Project (English)

The Pacific Railroad Rehabilitation Project for Mexico will assist in financing railroad renovations. The Pacific Railroad, in its present condition, is inefficient and expensive to operate. It will break down as a public carrier unless its physical equipment is renovated and its management and administration are improved. The project will help to correct this problem by: 1) relaying the entire track with deeper ballast, treated ties, and heavier rail; 2) repairing bridges; 3) replacing steam locomotives with diesel ones; 4) constructing shops at Guadalajara to service the diesels; 5) purchasing freight cars and repairing existing ones; 6) renovating the communications system; and 7) improving various administrative and operating functions. These improvements will help the Pacific Railroad to become an efficient carrier with the ability to earn substantial income for Mexico.

Details

  • Document Date

    1954/08/31

  • Document Type

    Staff Appraisal Report

  • Report Number

    TO58

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Mexico,

  • Region

    Latin America & Caribbean,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/06/18

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Mexico - Pacific Railroad Rehabilitation Project

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Mexico - Pacific Railroad Rehabilitation Project (English). Technical operations projects series ; no. TO 58 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/380231468280449000/Mexico-Pacific-Railroad-Rehabilitation-Project