1869, Peru (republic). Silver Pisco To Yca (ica) Railway Inauguration Medal. Axf


1869, Peru (republic). Silver Pisco To Yca (ica) Railway Inauguration Medal. Axf

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1869, Peru (republic). Silver Pisco To Yca (ica) Railway Inauguration Medal. Axf:
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1869, Peru (Republic). Silver Pisco to Yca (Ica) Railway Inauguration Medal. aXF!

Mint Year: 1869
Mint Place: Lima
Condition: About XF!
Medallist: C. E. Bryant
References: Moyaux 431, Swan 378. R!
Denomination: Railway Inauguration Medal - Pisco to Yca (Ica) Railway
Diameter: 37mm
Material: Silver
Weight: 24.4gm

Obverse: Steam-train with tenders railing right. Three mountains in background, harbour with a sailship and unloaded cargo in foreground.
Legend: FERRO CARRIL DE PISCA A YCA

Reverse: Legend in 7-lines listing names of ministers and government officials in beaded circle. Legend around.
Inner Legend: SIENDO PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA EL EXMO SOR CORL D. JOSE BALTA Y PREFECTO DEL DEPTO DE YCA EL S. CORL D. PEDRO DE LA HAZA
Legend: SE INAUGURO LA OBRA * EL Io DE JULIO 1869 *

The National Pisco To YCA Railway Company owned and operated a railway in the mining region next to the pacific coast.

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Rail transport in Peru has never consisted of a true network, primarily comprising separate lines running inland from the coast.

Many of the lines owe their origins to contracts granted to United States entrepreneurs Henry Meiggs and W. R. Grace and Company but the mountainous nature of Peru made expansion slow and much of the surviving mileage is of twentieth-century origin. It was also challenging to operate, especially in the age of the steam locomotive.

In the latter part of the 1880s, the principal public railways, the Central and Southern, with others, passed to the control of the Peruvian Corporation, registered in London and controlled by Americans Michael and William R. Grace. In 1972 they were nationalized as Empresa Nacional de Ferrocarriles del Perú (ENAFER), but this survived as an operator only until 1999 when most surviving lines were privatized. Regular passenger traffic now operates over only a small proportion of the mileage.

The Tacna-Arica line crosses the boundary with Chile (but is not directly connected with the rest of that country’s lines) and the Southern Railway provides connection with Bolivia by ship across Lake Titicaca.

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