A new  Ferrocarril del Pacífico GE U30C at GM&O Glenn Yard, Chicago, IL on way to delivery on December 22, 1969.

(Roger Puta, courtesy Marty Bernard from U.S.A., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)         i


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The Ferrocarril del Pacífico is a former railroad line of Mexico that operated from Nogales, Sonora to Guadalajara, Jalisco via Mazatlán, Sinaloa.

It ran passenger trains between these points: El Yaqui and Mexicali, Nogales, Sonora -- Guadalajara, Jalisco via Benjamín Hill, Sonora and Mazatlán, Sinaloa; and shorter routes: Mazatlán - Naco and Guadalajara - San Marcos.

It was absorbed into Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México in 1984.


FCP Alco RSD-12 at Nogales, Sonora.

(Clay Gilliland, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)


Reporting mark: FCP
Locale: Sonora/Jalisco
Dates of operation: 1950–1987
Successor: Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México
Track gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge


FCP No. 604, an ALCO Century 628, leads a short freight through Nogales in 1975.

Clay Gilliland, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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