TAPLINES

SHORTLINE, NARROW GAUGE AND INDUSTRIAL RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHS AND HISTORY

November of 1998

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Cuban Sugar Mill Steam
Photographs by Brian Rumary
See his world-wide industrial railroading web page at
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or for his new photos of Romanian industrial railroads see:
http://freespace.virgin.net/brian.rumary/Romania.htm

CENTRAL RAFAEL FREYRE
30 inch Sugar Road

    This sugar mill and railroad was built by the Sanchez family around 1882. Incorporated in 1917 as the Santa Lucia Co., S.A. and known as the Central Santa Lucia. Operated in Santa Lucia, Oriente, Cuba with up to 148 km of track. This scenic line is known as the Rio Grande Southern of Cuba.
 Central Rafael Freyre # 1390 on the down train near Bariay. Built by Baldwin (c/n 38101) in 1912 as Central Santa Lucia # 8 "Yaguajay".

Central Rafael Freyre # 1385 below Bariay. Built by Baldwin (c/n 52380) in 1919 as Central Santa Lucia # 10 "Arroyo Blanco".


Central Rafael Freyre # 1391 and crew at Altuna. Built by Baldwin (c/n 41468) in 1914 as Central Santa Lucia # 9 "Camayen".



Central Rafael Freyre # 1385 at the Princessa copia (sugar loading station).


Central Rafael Freyre # 1385 at the Lator copia.

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