Mayan Train a' Comin'......

We're travelers here. Tourists can be found on that other board.
Post Reply
User avatar
Bill Barilko
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 15107
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:34 am

Mayan Train a' Comin'......

Post by Bill Barilko » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:40 pm

this will be fun-Mexicans know how to do train rides right I remember back in the blah, blah, blah......

Maya Train route doubled to include additional stations in Yucatán, Campeche
The 1,500-kilometer tourist train will be built through a public-private partnership
Monday, August 13, 2018

The Cancún-Palenque tourist train announced last month by the incoming federal government has grown in terms of its route and its budget.

Incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this afternoon that the original 830-kilometer route has been extended to 1,500 kilometers and will include new stops in Mérida and Valladolid in Yucatán and three more in Campeche.

The train’s route will run from Palenque, Chiapas, to Candelaria, Escárcega, Xpujil, Bacalar, Tulum and Cancún. Another leg will run from Cancún to Valladolid, Mérida and Campeche before connecting with the first leg in Escárcega.

The project’s earlier announcement came with a preliminary budget of 64.9 billion pesos (US $3.39 billion), but that has now doubled to an estimated cost of between 120 billion and 150 billion pesos.

López Obrador said a public-private partnership will be pursued, with the contribution of the former coming from tourism taxation revenues, which he said generate 7 billion pesos a year.

He intends to have the project, dubbed the Maya Train, ready to go to tender on December 1, the day he takes office, with completion in four years at the latest. That is down from the earlier prediction of a six-year-long construction project.

The president-elect also confirmed the appointments of two tourism officials.

Former Tabasco tourism director and federal tourism official Rogelio Jiménez Pons will head up the National Tourism Promotion Fund, known as Fonatur, while businesswoman-chef Gabriela Cámara will be general manager of the Tourism Promotion Council.

She is the owner of Contramar restaurant in Mexico City and Cala restaurant in San Francisco.
Nexus the criminally insane whore/backstabber wrote:You missed the porn site I set up in your name....Shall I send the link to everyone?

Lost Soul
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 57251
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:02 am

Re: Mayan Train a' Comin'......

Post by Lost Soul » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:18 am

Stay away, all who can read, and understand, English.

I grew up riding the state-owned trains of Mexico. And then they stopped. Except for Chihuahua to Los Mochis- El Chepe.

Long live Socialism, you fucking morans.
IMPRISON BUSH!

INDICT HILLARY!

"Lost Soul is largely correct"- VinnyD

User avatar
Unwashed_Pom
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 6991
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:01 am

Re: Mayan Train a' Comin'......

Post by Unwashed_Pom » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:53 am

Lost Soul wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:18 am
Stay away, all who can read, and understand, English.

I grew up riding the state-owned trains of Mexico. And then they stopped. Except for Chihuahua to Los Mochis- El Chepe.

Long live Socialism, you fucking morans.
The day we caught the choo choo from Chihuahua to Creel we had to get out, walk through a paddock past an entire derailed train lying on its side and exchanged greetings with people going the other way from Creel to Chihuahua. Everyone just swapped trains and reversed away. No problems.

User avatar
twodogs
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 8801
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:21 pm

Re: Mayan Train a' Comin'......

Post by twodogs » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:40 am

Unwashed_Pom wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:53 am
The day we caught the choo choo from Chihuahua to Creel we had to get out, walk through a paddock past an entire derailed train lying on its side and exchanged greetings with people going the other way from Creel to Chihuahua. Everyone just swapped trains and reversed away. No problems.
I had no issues the last time I took it from Los Mochis to Chihuahua in 2016 but the rolling stock is getting old, the freight trains sometimes get away from the engineers coming down the hill and maintaining the track in the canyon is always a challenge. We sold the Ferrocarriles dozens of mechanical wayside lubricators to reduce rail wear and derailments over 25 years ago and I was impressed that they were still keeping them running.

This new track will not be nearly as challenging. Looking forward to riding it.
More irrational spitefulness coming from twodogs...

User avatar
Bill Barilko
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 15107
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:34 am

Re: Mayan Train a' Comin'......

Post by Bill Barilko » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:31 pm

twodogs wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:40 am
I had no issues the last time I took it from Los Mochis to Chihuahua in 2016 but the rolling stock is getting old, the freight trains sometimes get away from the engineers coming down the hill and maintaining the track in the canyon is always a challenge. We sold the Ferrocarriles dozens of mechanical wayside lubricators to reduce rail wear and derailments over 25 years ago and I was impressed that they were still keeping them running.
When I first took that train in 1984 I realised the rolling stock was old Canadian Pacific stuff-the very same cars my Father had worked on in the northern Ontario bush decades before.
twodogs wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:40 am
This new track will not be nearly as challenging. Looking forward to riding it.
Indeed!
Nexus the criminally insane whore/backstabber wrote:You missed the porn site I set up in your name....Shall I send the link to everyone?

RedsailsII
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 918
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:01 pm

Re: Mayan Train a' Comin'......

Post by RedsailsII » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:52 pm

I rode the Mexicali-Guadalajara-Mexico City train more often then I can remember in both directions.

It was the first travel I ever did, with my family at the age of 12 and later on my own. The line had old Pullman cars with cigar lighters.

Lost Soul
Stew Ingredient
Posts: 57251
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:02 am

Re: Mayan Train a' Comin'......

Post by Lost Soul » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:17 am

Where the line crossed the Sierra Madre past Tepic was always the hairy section.
IMPRISON BUSH!

INDICT HILLARY!

"Lost Soul is largely correct"- VinnyD

Post Reply