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In Argentina, the nation's first railroad, begun in 1857, extends another 110 miles westward.

Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, 1857, zoomable map
09/11/1866

In the Argentine Republic, the government-owned Ferrocarril Oeste de Buenos Aires opened fifty miles more track in its line from Buenos Aires into the nation's hinterland.  The first railroad line in Argentina, begun with a ten-mile stretch in 1857, the company now carried goods and passengers from the capital as far as the town of Chivilcoy, 110 miles into the rich countryside of today's Buenos Aires Province.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Argentine Republic," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 0f the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 25.

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