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Mexico City’s Buena Vista train terminal in the 1970s.
Passengers boarding the train to Monterey.

Mexico City’s Buena Vista train terminal in the 1970s.

This is the first in a series of blogs on the Mexican railway service.

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Buena Vista Terminal 1970s.

  • These are scenes of Buena Vista Terminal in Mexico City and school children visiting on a morning sometime in the early 1970s.
  • Buena Vista was built in 1961, replacing the older terminal.
  • It was vast and modern.

School children walking down the platform to the front of the train.

When I could, in the early 1970s, I traveled by train in Mexico. This was arranged around business visits to Mexico City, seeing my uncle who had retired to Taxco and a cousin who lived in Cuernavaca.

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School children visiting the trains.

 

  • I took many photos of the station, trains, passengers, workers, etc. over a couple of years.
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Children on the platform.

  • Train service in Mexico was very good and inexpensive.
  • They had streamliners with Pullman sleeping car services, diners, lounges, chair and observation cars.
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Children on the platform and visiting the engine.

  • Much of the equipment was only a couple of decades old and had been bought from major
  • American railways after Amtrak took over passenger service in the U.S.

 

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