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Monday, June 6, 2016

Hershey Electric Railway

Electric locomotive and freight cars for hauling sugar cane
The Hershey Electric Railway first ran in 1917. It is a standard-gauge electric interurban railway that runs from the suburbs of Havana, Cuba, to the city of Matanzas, approximately 57 miles to the east. There is a station and depot at the town of Camilo Cienfuegos, better known by its pre-revolutionary name of Hershey. The railway was built by The Hershey Company to transport sugar to the port of Havana.  ~ Wikipedia
Cuba was the sixth country in the world to get a railway – even before Spain – and as a result has an extensive, although slowly declining, network. - Slow train across Cuba

Hershey sugar mill, Hershey, Cuba
Hershey built up an extensive empire in Cuba. Hershey's Cuban holdings were sold in 1946 to the Cuban Atlantic Sugar Company.

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