Get eBOOK Treatise on the South American Railways and the Great International Lines, Published Under the Auspices of the Ministry of Foment of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, and Sent to the World's Exhibition at Chicago
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Two great projects indicate the progress made by the New World during the latter years of the present century, which, assuredly, will not be allowed to close without the inauguration of the gigantic works involved viz: the Intercontinental Railway and the South American inter-Oceanic Railway. The object of the first named line is to establish direct communication between both Americas, from Canada down to the River Plate and Chile: the second is intended to shorten the time required for communication between the Pacific Ocean, the River Plate, and Brazil, and the European Continent, and at the same time to open up new facilities for commerce between the Republics through whose territory it will run.
On account of its geographical situation and the technical features of its Railways, the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is destined to occupy a most prominent position in the fulfilment of the two projects above indicated.
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