This is the first in a series of blogs on the Mexican railway service.
- These are scenes of Buena Vista Terminal in Mexico City and school children visiting on a morning sometime in the early 1970s.
- Buena Vista was built in 1961, replacing the older terminal.
- It was vast and modern.
When I could, in the early 1970s, I traveled by train in Mexico. This was arranged around business visits to Mexico City, seeing my uncle who had retired to Taxco and a cousin who lived in Cuernavaca.
- I took many photos of the station, trains, passengers, workers, etc. over a couple of years.
- Train service in Mexico was very good and inexpensive.
- They had streamliners with Pullman sleeping car services, diners, lounges, chair and observation cars.
- Much of the equipment was only a couple of decades old and had been bought from major
- American railways after Amtrak took over passenger service in the U.S.