A Very British Railway
The engineers were Scottish, the early steam locomotives were built in Warrington, Stoke-on-Trent and Glasgow, the gauge was 5'3" as in Ireland, and the stations and infrastructure would have appeared perfectly at home on any railway of the period in Britain. Cowlairs-style inclines were constructed to conquer a jungle-covered mountain range and were operated with steam powered brake vans (until converted to run as a rack railway). Armstrong-Whitworth supplied express diesel railcars and English Electric built the first main-line electric locos. The British-owned Sao Paulo Railway carried coffee to the port of Santos on Brazil's Atlantic coast and used Garratts for express passenger haulage.
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