Buenos Aires and Ensenada Port Railway

Buenos Aires and Ensenada Port Railway

The Buenos Aires & Ensenada Port Railway (BA&EP) (in Spanish: Ferrocarril Buenos Aires y Puerto de la Ensenada) was a British-owned company that built and operated a broad gauge RailGauge|5ft6in|al=off|lk=on railway network in Argentina towards the end of the nineteenth century. The company was taken over by its rival the British-owned Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway (BAGS) in 1898.

In 1857 Buenos Aires Province granted the American Guillermo Wheelwright a concession to build a railway, initially known as "La Boca and Barracas Railway", from the city of Buenos Aires to Ensenada on the Río de la Plata near La Plata which was to become the Provincial capital in 1882. Work on the line was commenced in 1863 from the present day junction of Paseo Colon Avenue and Venezuela street, near the centre of Buenos Aires. From there the line passed over a viaduct to Casa Amarilla, on to General Brown, Barracas and to Tres Esquinas, reached on 18 September 1865. A branch line from General Brown to La Boca was completed in 1866. From Tres Esquinas the line crossed the Riachuelo River and reached Quilmes on 18 April 1872 and finally arrived in Ensenada, a distance of 61 km (38 mi) from Buenos Aires, on 31 December 1872.

In 1872 the BA&EP company was founded to take over the company with the view to developing Ensenada, which had a natural harbour, as the main port for the city of Buenos Aires.

Always in fierce competition with the BAGS the BA&EP was finally taken over by them in 1898.


*Colin M. Lewis, "British Railways in Argentina 1857-1914: A Case Study of Foreign Investment", Athlone Press (for the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London), 1983.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway — The Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway (BAGS) (in Spanish: Gran Ferrocarril Sud) was one of the Big Four broad gauge, RailGauge|5.5ft|al=off|lk=on, British owned companies that built and operated railway networks in Argentina. The company was… …   Wikipedia

  • Buenos Aires — This article is about the Argentine city; the name may also refer to Buenos Aires Province or the Buenos Aires Central Business District (also known as the Porteña City or port city). For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). Buenos… …   Wikipedia

  • Buenos Aires Province — Geobox|Province name = Buenos Aires Province other name = Provincia de Buenos Aires symbol type = Coat of arms symbol = Escudo COA Buenos Aires province argentina.gif coordinates type = adm1st lat d = 33 |lat m = 42 |lat NS = S long d = 61 |long… …   Wikipedia

  • Transandine Railway — Ferrocarril Trasandino Section with rack Overview Termini Mendoza Santa Rosa de Los Andes …   Wikipedia

  • Córdoba and Rosario Railway — Rosario Central Córdoba Station, terminus of the C R The Córdoba Rosario Railway (C R) (in Spanish: Ferrocarril Córdoba y Rosario) was a British owned railway company, founded in 1889, that operated a metre gauge… …   Wikipedia

  • Córdoba Central Railway — For other uses, see Central Córdoba (disambiguation). The Córdoba Central Railway (CC) (in Spanish: Ferrocarril Central de Córdoba) was a British owned railway company, founded in 1887, that operated a 1960 km metre gauge… …   Wikipedia

  • Córdoba North Western Railway — The Córdoba North Western Railway (CNW) (in Spanish: Ferrocarril Córdoba y Noroeste) was a British owned railway company, founded in 1889, that operated a 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in)  metre gauge railway network in …   Wikipedia

  • List of Argentina-related articles — Articles (arranged alphabetically) related to Argentina include:Articles0 9*1982 invasion of the Falkland IslandsA*Abel Bazán *Abel Ernesto Herrera *Abel Masuero *Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo *Adolfo Aristarain *Adolfo Bioy Casares *Adolfo Cambiaso… …   Wikipedia

  • Rosario, Santa Fe — For other uses, see Rosario (disambiguation). Rosario   City of Rosario   Clockwise from top: the National Flag Memorial s tower and pro …   Wikipedia

  • Tigre Partido — For other uses, see Tigre (disambiguation). Tigre …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.