¡¡¡ Now In Its 18th Year !!!

URBAN TRANSPORT IN LATIN AMERICA
past & present
homepage of ALLEN MORRISON

This website is an extension of my books The Tramways of Brazil and The Tramways of Chile, which were published, respectively, on paper, in 1989 and 1992. Digital surveys of The Tramways of other countries have been created and uploaded as follows: Paraguay in 2000, Cuba in 2002, Mexico in 2003, Haiti and Peru in 2004, Bolivia in 2005, Ecuador and Venezuela in 2006, Colombia in 2007, Costa Rica, Guyana, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago in 2008, Barbados and El Salvador in 2009, Curaçao in 2012 and Aruba in 2013. Many of these pages have versions in other languages: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Belorussian, Macedonian, Romanian, Polish, Ukrainian, et al. A facsimile edition (with pictures and maps) of my 1989 Brazil book was added in 2010 and, as shown below, many of the discussions of the Brazilian systems have been expanded in digital form with new information and illustrations. There are pages about trolleybus systems in ten countries and pages on general topics. Surveys of Argentina and Uruguay are in preparation.

recent additions:
7/2015: Rio de Janeiro – RJTL&P track map from 1960s
7/2015: Rio de Janeiro – new light rail system / VLT
6/2015: Medellín page revised: new Tranvía Ayacucho
6/2015: Medellín página revisada: nuevo Tranvía Ayacucho
5/2015: Santos electric transport map: tram, trolleybus, VLT
5/2015: Streetcars in Celaya and Tampico, Mexico - video

3/2015: The First Tramway Maps in South America: Rio, 1858 & 1867
2/2015: Streetcars in Mexico City in the 1950s - video
10/2014: Rio - Santa Teresa trams 1875 to present - 43 illustrations

general:
Current operations: what's running today - quick inventory
The Tramways of Latin America in 2015 - descriptions, 20 maps, 36 photos
The Trolleybuses of Latin America in 2015 - 11 systems, 8 maps, 30 photos

Chronology: electric transport inaugurations 1883-
Chronology: electric transport closures 1898-
Track gauges in millimeters and inches
Tramway pioneers: history, description, 16 photos
Tranvías pioneros: historia, descripción, 16 fotos
Trolleybus installations: dates and data
Trolleybus pioneers: history, description, 13 photos
Trolebuses pioneros: historia, descripción, 13 fotos
Battery-Powered Trams, Trains and Buses

Association of American Geographers award for this site
Transport Maps drawn by Allen Morrison

Os Trólebus do Brasil: 116 fotos tiradas em 10 cidades brasileiras
[fotografias do fotolog "TROLEFOLIA" extinto em 2013]
My videos: Mexico City, Recife, Itatinga, Tirirical (São Luís)
Páginas com textos em português

Páginas con textos en español

Page avec texte en français

My bibliography: my 3 books on paper
Monsacro (Spain) blog on 10 of my illustrations
Newark (NJ, USA) Broad Street Station Line
John Rossman's Tram Views of Asia: 19 countries, 41 photographs


geographical:
ARGENTINA
Argentina: Pedidos de Tranvías Eléctricos...
Buenos Aires - all-time tramway map, 27 systems
Buenos Aires - electric railways: map

Buenos Aires - tramway: commemorative postage stamps
Buenos Aires - Tren de la Costa: postcard views
Córdoba - trolleybus system: 6 photos, map
Mar del Plata - heritage tramway: description, map, 17 photos
Mendoza - Trams, Trolleybuses, Metrotranvía
Mendoza - Tramvaie, Troleibuze, Metrotranvía - text in Romanian
R
osario - trolleybus line: 4 photos
Valle Hermoso - tramway: 2 photos

ARUBA
The Streetcars of Oranjestad: description, 24 photographs, 2 maps

BARBADOS
The Tramways of Bridgetown, Barbados: history, 18 illustrations, map

BOLIVIA
The Tramways of Bolivia: history, maps, 102 illustrations
Los Tranvías de Bolivia: historia, mapas, 102 ilustraciones

Cochabamba - tramway history, 28 illustrations, 2 maps
(Cochabamba - more photographs of Cochabamba taken by Rodolfo Torrico Zamudio)
Cochabamba - historia de sus tanvías, 28 ilustraciones, 2 mapas
(Cochabamba - más fotos tomadas por Rodolfo Torrico Zamudio)
La Paz - tramway history, 54 illustrations, map
La Paz - historia de sus tranvías, 54 ilustraciones, mapa
La Paz - versión Ferropedia [texto, mapa, link > fotos]
Potosí - tramway history, 9 illustrations, map
Potosí - historia de sus tranvías, 9 ilustraciones, mapa
Oruro and Huanchaca - tramway history, 4 illustrations
Oruro y Huanchaca - historia de sus tranvías, 4 ilustraciones

BRAZIL
The Tramways of Brazil: text (only) of my book
The Tramways of Brazil: complete, scanned, facsimile version of my book - 197 pages
Brief description in Polish language of the book above
"The Tramways of Brazil": review of my book
The Trams of Brazil in the Photographs of Carlheinz Hahmann - 29 illustrations
Os Bondes do Brasil nas Fotografias de Carlheinz Hahmann - 29 ilustrações
Os Trólebus do Brasil: 116 fotos tiradas em 10 cidades brasileiras
Light Rail in Brazil (in the 1980s and 1990s: Rio & Campinas
Além Paraíba - tramway history, 11 illustrations, 2 maps
Aparecida + Guaratinguetá: tramway history, 2 maps, 10 photographs

Aracaju, Brazil: tramway history, map, 17 photographs
Belém - old trams & the new (2005!) line: history, 24 photos, map

Belo Horizonte tramways: history, map, 27 photographs
Belo Horizonte tramways - text in Belorussian
Belo Horizonte tramways - text in Bulgarian
Belo Horizonte tramways - text in Macedonian
Belo Horizonte tramways - text in Polish
Belo Horizonte: 1963 photograph of a Marmon-Herrington trolleybus
Bom Sucesso one-car tramway: 18 photos, 2 maps, charts
Brasília - metro: 2 maps

Brasília - metro: 8 photographs
Brazil - first railroads and tramways: map
Brazil - light rail (Rio & Campinas): 11 pages, 29 photos, 2 maps
Summary in Polish language of the site above
Campinas tramways: 2 pages, text, maps, 24 photos
Campinas tramway system map
Campinas VLT = LRV line, 1991-1995
Campos (dos Goytacazes) - trams & trolleybuses: text, 24 pix, 2 maps
Campos (dos Goytacazes) - bondes e trólebus: texto, 24 fotos, 2 mapas
Campos do Jordão - tramway: description, 40 photos, map
Summary in Polish language of the site above
Campos do Jordão - tramway: map
Cuiabá - old tramway and new light rail: pictures, maps
Curitiba - tramway history, map, 19 illustrations
Curitiba - história dos bondes, mapa, 19 ilustrações
Guarujá - tramway history, 3 maps, 26 photographs
Itatinga - boat/tram video: 9 minutes, 1980
Itatinga - tramway: text, 2 photos
Juiz de Fora - tramway history, 58 photographs, 2 maps
Lavras - tramway history, map, 37 photographs
Macapá - pier tramway: description, 5 photos
Manaus - tramway history, map, 29 photographs
Tramwaje z Manaus - Manaus text in Polish
Niterói / São Gonçalo - trams & trolleybuses: text, maps, 45 photos
Pelotas - tramway history, map, 30 photographs
Pelotas - tramway history, map, 30 photographs - text in Ukrainian

Petrópolis - tramway history, 2 maps, 23 illustrations

Piracicaba - tramway history, 3 maps, 32 illustrations
Piracicaba - história dos bondes [página acima com texto em português]
Piraju - tramway history, 2 maps, 22 illustrations
Piraju - história dos bondes, 2 mapas, 22 fotografias
Porto Alegre - tramway history, map, 23 photographs
Porto Alegre - história dos bondes, mapa, 23 fotografias
Recife - tramway history, map, 49 photographs
Recife - trolleybus system: history, 13 photos
Recife - trolleybus system: map
Recife - trolleybus video: 7 minutes, 1980
Rio de Janeiro - Alto da Boa Vista tramway: text, 11 photos
Rio de Janeiro - new light rail system / VLT
Rio de Janeiro - RJTL&P track map from about 1960
Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramway: drawings of 1953 model
Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramway: history, 41 photos
Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramway: map
Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramway vehicles 1875-present
Rio de Janeiro - Silvestre charter, 1996: description, 9 photos
Rio de Janeiro - Vila Jardim Santa Cecília monorail
Rio de Janeiro VLT = LRV line, 1982-1985
Rio Grande - tramway history, 3 maps, 29 illustrations
Sacramento - Electric Tramway: text, 14 illustrations, 4 maps
Salvador - elevators & funiculars: description, 11 photos
Salvador - rebuilt Pilar funicular: 10 photos by Raimundo Nonato
Salvador - suburban railway: description, 8 photos
Salvador - tram, train & metro: map
Salvador - tramway history, map, 42 photographs
Santos - article about my 1985 visit (in Portuguese)
Santos - preserved trams: 5 photos
Santos - tramway history, 32 photographs
Santos - map of tourist tramways
São Carlos - tramway history, map, 26 photographs
São Luís - tramway history, 4 maps, 30 photos
São Luís (Tirirical) - tramway video: 7 minutes, 1980
São Paulo ABCD Suburbs: transport map
São Paulo - trolleybus map from 2002
São Paulo - VLP or "fura-fila": 6 photos
Sorocaba - tramway history, map, 25 photographs
Vitória & Vila Velha - tramway history, map, 31 photos
Votorantim - electric railway history, map, 26 photographs

CHILE
The Tramways of Chile: text (only) of my book
Los Tranvías de Chile: versión en español de mi libro – 220 fotografías, 16 mapas!

American, Chinese, French & Swiss trolleybuses: 9 photos
Los Trolebuses Norteamericanos, Chinos, Franceses y Suizos: 9 fotos
Iquique - tourist tramway: 2 pages, 19 photos, English text
Iquique - tranvía turístico: 19 fotos, texto en españo
Iquique - tranvía antiguo/old tramway: 8 postales/postcards
Santiago trolleybuses - Part A, 1940-1978 / Part B, 1991-1994 
Santiago trolebuses - Parte A, 1940-1978 / Parte B, 1991-1994  
Valparaíso - doubledeck trams - 39 photos, 2 maps
Valparaíso trolleybuses - Part A, 1952-1989
 / Part B, 1990-2000
Valparaíso trolebuses - Parte A, 1952-1989 / Parte B, 1990-2000  
Los Trolebuses Pullman de Valparaíso
Valparaíso's famous Pullman trolleybuses
Valparaíso trolleybus line: my newspaper article
Valparaíso trolleybuses in Placilla 
Los Troles porteños en Placilla 

COLOMBIA
The Tramways of Colombia: history, maps, 87 photographs
Los Tranvías de Colombia: historia, mapas, 87 fotografías

Barranquilla - tramway history, maps, 30 illustrations
Bogotá - tramway history, 24 photographs, map
Bogotá - historia de sus tranvías, 24 fotografías, mapa
Bogotá - trolleybus history, 32 photographs, map
Bogotá - historia de sus trolebuses, 32 fotografías, mapa
Bogotá - "Trolley Café: history, map, 31 photos
Medellín - tramway history, map, 24 photos
Medellín - historia de sus tranvías, mapa, 24 fotos  
Panama City - tramway history, 19 illustrations, 2 maps
Panamá - historia de sus tranvías, 19 ilustraciones, 2 mapas

COSTA RICA
The Tramways of Costa Rica: 4 systems, 4 maps, 22 photographs
The Tramways of Puntarenas, Cartago, San José & Guácimo

CUBA
The Tramways of Cuba: introduction, geographical index
Camagüey - tramway history, map, 15 photographs
Cárdenas - tramway history, map, 5 photographs
Cienfuegos - tramway history, map, 18 photographs
Guanabacoa - tramway history, map, 6 photographs
Havana (city) - tramway history, map, 30 photographs
Havana (province) - tramway history, map, 15 photographs
Hershey - tramway history, map, 11 photographs
Matanzas - tramway history, map, 6 photographs
Pedro Betancourt - tramway history, map, 1 photograph
Santiago de Cuba - tramway history, map, 17 photographs
===============
Cuban Tram Stamps (images copied from the website above!)
Los Sellos Cubanos de Tranvías (versión en español)
Tramway maps of Camagüey / Cárdenas / Cienfuegos / Guanabacoa / Havana until 1900 / Havana electric era / Havana province / Hershey / Matanzas / Santiago de Cuba

CURAÇAO
Willemstad: tramway history, 2 maps, 10 photographs

ECUADOR
The Tramways of Ecuador: Guayaquil, Quito - history, maps, photographs
Los Tranvías de Ecuador: Guayaquil, Quito - historia, mapas, fotografías
Guayaquil - tramway history, 2 maps, 27 photographs
Guayaquil - historia de sus tranvías, 2 mapas, 27 ilustraciones
Quito - tramway history, map, 17 photographs
 
Quito - historia de sus tranvías, mapa, 17 fotografías
Quito - trolleybus history, map, 62 illustrations
Quito - trolleybus line: Kiepe mouse pad

EL SALVADOR
The Tramways of San Salvador, Santa Tecla, Sonsonate: 34 illustrations, 2 maps
Los Tranvías de San Salvador, Santa Tecla, Sonsonate: 34 ilustraciones, 2 mapas


GUATEMALA
Guatemala: Quezaltenango Electric Railway: history, 19 photos, 2 maps

Guatemala: FC Eléctrico de Quezaltenango: historia, 19 fotos, 2 mapas


GUYANA
The Tramways of Georgetown, British Guiana: text, map, 12 pictures

HAITI
The Tramways of Haiti: Port-au-Prince - history, map, 16 photos
Les Tramways d'Haïti: Port-au-Prince - histoire, mapa, 16 fotos


JAMAICA
The Tramways of Kingston, Jamaica: history, map, 17 photos
(page above recycled by Jamaicans.com)

MEXICO
The Tramways of Mexico: introduction, geographical index
Aguascalientes – tramway history, map, 3 photographs
Celaya – tramway history, map, 13 photographs
Chihuahua – tramway history, map, 4 photographs
Ciudad Juárez – tramway history, map, 8 photographs
Guadalajara – tramway history, map, 15 photographs
Hidalgo del Parral – tramway history, map, 3 photographs
Mexico City (a)tramway history, map, 61 photographs
Mexico City (b)
"Streetcars in Mexico City in the 1950s" – video

Monterrey – tramway history, map, 13 photographs
Nuevo Laredo – tramway history, map, 4 photographs
Pachuca – tramway history, map, 17 photographs
Puebla – tramway history, map, 9 photographs
San Luis Potosí – tramway history, map, 9 photographs
Tampico – tramway history, map, 12 photographs
Torreón – tramway history, map, 28 photographs
Tuxtepec – tramway history, map, 0 photographs
Veracruz – tramway history, map, 21 photographs
Yucatán (a) – tramway history, 5 pages, 41 photographs
Yucatán (b) – survey by Louis Cerny in 1988 & 1989: 27 photos
==============

Animal-powered tramways in Atlixco, Cerritos, Cuernavaca, Guaymas, León, Mazatlán, Oaxaca, Orizaba, Pátzcuaro, Tapachula, Teotihuacán, Uruapan and Zamora
Mechanically-powered tramways in Alamo, Campeche, Guanajuato, Matamoros, Monclova, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Toluca, Villahermosa
and Xalapa
Funeral Trams, 1870-1930 - 19 illustrations
Tramway maps of Aguascalientes / Celaya / Chihuahua / Ciudad Juárez / Guadalajara / Hidalgo del Parral / Mexico City (area) / Mexico City (milestones) / Monterrey / Nuevo Laredo / Pachuca / Puebla / San Luis Potosí / Tampico / Torreón-Lerdo / Tuxtepec / Veracruz (city) / Veracruz-Xalapa area / Yucatán

PANAMA
The Tramways of Panama: Panama City - history, 19 pictures, 2 maps
Los Tranvías de Panamá: Ciudad de Panamá - historia, 18 fotos, 2 mapas


PARAGUAY
The Tramways of Paraguay: Asunción - history, map, 18 photographs
Los Tranvías de Paraguay: Asunción - historia, mapa, 18 fotografías

Asunción - tramway: condom car

PERU
The Tramways of Peru: Lima, Arequipa, others - texts, maps, 97 pictures
Tranvías en el Perú: Spanish-language version of above by Luis A. Ramírez
Cybertheft: my photos & map stolen by a Lima newspaper!
Arequipa - tramway history, map, 19 illustrations
Lima - tramway history, map, 71 illustrations
Lima - historia de sus tranvías, mapa, 69 ilustraciones
Lima (Barranco) - heritage tramway: text, 15 photographs
Lima - metro & tramway map
The Other Tramways of Peru: history, map, 23 illustrations

PUERTO RICO
Mayagüez - tramway history, map, 22 illustrations
Ponce - tramway history, maps, 16 illustrations
San Juan - tramway history, map, 33 photographs
San Juan - historia de sus tranvías, mapa, 33 fotografías


TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

The Trams & Trolleybuses of Trinidad & Tobago: text, 3 maps, 29 pictures

URUGUAY
pages from other sources, websites, documents, news articles, etc.

VENEZUELA
The Tramways of Venezuela: history, maps, 70 pix
Los Tranvías de Venezuela: historia, mapas, 70 fotos
Caracas - tramway history, 35 photos, satellite view, map 
Caracas - historia del tranvía, 35 fotos, vista satelital, mapa 
Carúpano - tramway history, 7 photos, maps
Carúpano - historia del tranvía, 7 fotos, mapas
La Guaira & Caracas Railway – history, map, 23 illustrations
Ferrocarril La Guaira y Caracas - historia, mapa, 23 ilustraciones
Maiquetía, La Guaira & Macuto - tramway history, 18 photos, ma
Maiquetía, La Guaira y Macuto - historia, 18 fotos, map
Maracaibo - tramway history, 14 photos, 2 maps

Maracaibo - historia, 14 fotos, 2 mapas
Mérida - trolleybus system: description, map, 29 illustrations
Mérida - trolleybus system map
Valencia - tramway history, 8 photos, map
Valencia - historia del tranvía, 8 fotos, mapa
Valencia - metro: 2 photos of first cars


As of 7/2015 this website has 1,541 pages, 3,734 illustrations and 333 maps.
It was launched on 11 July 1998 and celebrated
its 17th birthday on 11 July 2015.
The author welcomes additions, corrections and suggestions. Please email me!
Archived by the
Internet Archive "WayBackMachine" since February 2003

www.tramz.com