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Ferrocarriles Unidos De Yucatan, No. 39, a typical Baldwin 4-6-0 of the railway.
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Unidos del Sureste No. 203.
Ferrocarriles Unidos del Yucatán
In 1902, three separate rail lines and two pier companies merged to form the United Railways of the Yucatan. With the exception of the standard gauge Merida to Progresso line the entire railway was all narrow gauge until the completion of the Sureste made it advisable to standardize the line from Merida to Campache.
Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán (UdeY)
Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán was a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railroad that operated in the state of Yucatán in Mexico. The last 4-4-0 locomotives built by Baldwin Locomotive Works were made for this railroad. Locals referred to its locomotives as toros de fuegos, or bulls of fire.
Museo de los Ferrocarriles de Yucatan Official Website: http://www.celorio.com/mfy/index.htm
The Mexican five peso coin of 1950 commemorating the completion of the Sureste.
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