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Depot Mexicano: 1897

Depot Mexicano: 1897

San Luis Potosi, Mexico, circa 1897. "Estación del Ferrocarril Central Mexicano (Mexican Central R.R. station)." Glass negative by W.H. Jackson. View full size.

 

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San Luis Potosi

in case you wondered like me, has a population of 2.7 million, who would have known??

Churches

I believe that the church is the Montecillo Church, and that we are looking south towards the mountains that make up the Gogorrón National Park. Note the ribbed dome and tile work, although I could not find an image of the west portico of the church. The muddy, rutted area would be the site of a current warehouse and/or a street called Gómez Pedraza.

[Not quite. The church at far left is the Santuario de San Jose; the church on the right is Nuestra Señora del Cármen Parish. - Dave]

Deathtrap

As a former railroader who did some work as a yard brakeman, my eyes popped out of my head seeing the uncovered culvert right across the switching lead. We did most of our work on the "lead", walking backward while passing signals, often at night. Can't help put think we are looking at a point where more than a few brakies got hurt.

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