Rail transport in Nicaragua

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Rail map as of 1925

As of 2012, there is no rail transport in Nicaragua . All traffic has been suspended since September 2001, [1] ending several decades of a steady decline. In the past, there were 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge railroads on the Pacific coast, connecting major cities. A private 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge line also formerly operated on the Atlantic coast.

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Ferrocarril del Pacífico de Nicaragua uses F6 steam locomotive and EP-2 electric locomotive in openBVE.

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