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The "Aramao" railroad engine, Soledad transportation system, Cuba

The `Aramao` railroad engine, Soledad transportation system, Cuba Photograph
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By the 1890s, Soledad had twenty-two miles of private, narrow-gauge railroad.  Engines like the "Aramao" were used to transport cut sugar cane from the fields to the Soledad factory for processing.  The "Aramao" is a Baldwin 2-8-0 steam engine, built new for the Soledad mill in 1909.  It was still in operation as recently as 1995.

 






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