Unidos del Sureste No. 203.

Ferrocarriles Unidos del Yucatán

Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste (FUS)
Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste (United Railways of Sureste) was a company that operated a railroad in southeastern Mexico. In the 1930s the Mexican government decided to build a railroad into the Yucatán, connecting the national system with the isolated Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán. The project was completed in 1950 and commemorated with a 5 peso coin. In 1975 the Yucatán and Southeast systems were merged into the Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste. The system was privatized in 1999, becoming part of Ferrocarriles Chiapas-Mayab (FCCM) until 2007 and since part of Ferrocarril del Istmo de Tehuantepec.

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.

Disney connection

Five of this railroad's steam locomotives were bought by Roger Broggie on behalf of the The Walt Disney Company in 1969. Four of these were completely rebuilt and are currently operating on the Walt Disney World Railroad.

See also:

Museo de los Ferrocarriles de Yucatan Official Website: http://www.celorio.com/mfy/index.htm

Railways of Mexico

The Mexican five peso coin of 1950 commemorating the completion of the Sureste.

Unidos del Sureste No. 203.
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Ferrocarriles Unidos De Yucatan, No. 39, a typical Baldwin 4-6-0 of the railway.
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Ferrocarriles Unidos De Yucatan, No. 39, a typical Baldwin 4-6-0 of the railway.

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5 peso coin, 1950.