During April 2001, Francisco Arcaute of Chicago, Illinois, USA, visited the Museo de los Ferrocarriles de Yucatán at Mérida, where the took this series of photos.

With its ten tracks and 32 locomotives and cars, the museum chronicles the varied technologies that have met the demanding rail transportation needs of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is truly a labor of love and a work in progress. The fine folks who run it deserve our support.

Contact information for the museum follows:

Museo de los Ferrocarriles de Yucatán
Calle 43 No. 429
Colinia Industrial
97000 Mérida, Yucatán

Telephone: 9 82 23 27
E-mail: museo_de_yucatan@hotmail.com

This first photo and the next two depict Unidos de Yucatán 270, built by Baldwin in October 1903 with construction number 23050.

For the next photo in this series, click here.

Photo © 2001 Francisco Arcaute