SHORTLINE, NARROW GAUGE AND INDUSTRIAL
RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHS AND HISTORY
November of 1998
and images in Taplines are copyrighted 1998 and and any Commercial
use is reserved and must be
by written permission by Donald R. Hensley, Jr. and the individual authors
Cuban Sugar Mill Steam
Photographs by Brian Rumary
See his world-wide industrial railroading web page
or for his new photos of Romanian industrial railroads
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
Central Rafael Freyre # 1385 at the Lator copia.
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