THE MEXICAN RAILWAYS

Operations of the former Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México were privatized to concessionaires in several steps between 1997 and 1999. The companies shown below currently operate freight railways in Mexico. Their names are linked to their web sites.

KCSM

Kansas City Southern de México, S.A. de C.V. is wholly owned by Kansas City Southern.

FXE

Ferromex (Ferrocarril Mexicano, S.A. de C.V.) is owned 55.5 percent by Grupo México, S.A. de C.V., 26 percent by Union Pacific Railroad, and 18.5 percent by companies controlled by Carlos Slim Helú.

FSRR

Ferrosur, S.A. de C.V. is owned 75 percent by Grupo México, S.A. de C.V. and 25 percent by companies controlled by Carlos Slim Helú.

FTVM

Ferrovalle (Ferrocarril y Terminal del Valle de México, S.A. de C.V.) is jointly owned by Kansas City Southern de México, Ferromex, Ferrosur, and the Mexican federal government.

LFCD

Ferrocarril Coahuila Durango (Linea Coahuila Durango, S.A. de C.V.) is jointly owned by Industrias Peñoles, S.A de C.V. and Grupo Acerero del Norte, S.A. de C.V.

FIT

Ferroistmo (Ferrocarril del Istmo de Tehuantepec, S.A. de C.V.) is a federal parastatal entity that assumed temporary operation of the lines of a railway that quit business in 2007.

Uses no
locomotives
CGR

CG Railway, Inc. is wholly owned by International Shipholding Corporation.

Uses leased
locomotives
BJRR

Baja California Railroad, Inc. is the contract operator for ADMICARGA (Administradora de la Vía Corta Tijuana-Tecate), a parastatal entity of the Baja California state government.

For general information about the Mexican railway industry, please contact the Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles, A.C., the trade association of freight and passenger railways and their suppliers that represents the industry as a whole.

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KCSM locomotive © 2007 Lowell G. McManus
FXE locomotive © 2006 Lowell G. McManus
FSRR locomotive © 2011 Lowell G. McManus
FTVM locomotive from Frograil © 2000 Chris Denbow
LFCD locomotive © 2007 Lowell G. McManus
FIT locomotive © 2008 Chris Denbow and Lowell G. McManus

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