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Old August 15th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #1
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PANAMA | Railways

Originally completed in 1855, the Panama Railroad became the first transcontinental railroad. The French Panama Canal Company purchased the railroad in 1880 to assist in their attempt to build the Panama Canal. In 1904, the United States purchased the New Panama Canal Company's assets from the French, including the railroad.

The United States rebuilt and operated the railroad until 1979, when it was transferred to Panama under the terms of the Panama Canal Treaty. In 1998, Panama privatized the railroad and awarded a 50-year concession to the Panama Canal Railway Company, a joint venture of Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products, to rebuild and operate the line.

The new " reborn" railroad began operations in 2001. We welcome you and invite you to enjoy your journey through the jungles of Panama and along the Panama Canal on the world's most celebrated and historic railroad.

Round Trip: $55 per person
One Way: $35 per person

Daily departure from Panama City to Colon at 7:00 am
Returning from Colon to Panama City at 5:30 pm














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The Station


Balboa station








Baseball Game


French Cementery






Canal Zone


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A Dancer inside the train






Gatun Lake


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Old August 15th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #2
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Sorry for the minipic's, my mistake


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Gatun Lake






Panoramic View






French Cementery






Balboa Station


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Looks nice. But what do you do between 8:00 am & 5:30 pm in Colon ?
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:29 AM   #4
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Looks nice. But what do you do between 8:00 am & 5:30 pm in Colon ?
you can do a lot

You can go to San lorenzo`s ruins, and see the congo´s dance (afro colonial dance).

You can visit isla Grande, a very nice island, great for snorkeling, fishing and surfing.

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 01:57 AM   #5
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That looks cool. In Colon I would just walk around and explore on my own.
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Originally completed in 1855, the Panama Railroad became the first transcontinental railroad.
It does look very interesting and visually a great trip but I am not sure that a railway of less than 100 kms would qualify as a transcontinental railway.
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I am not sure that a railway of less than 100 kms would qualify as a transcontinental railway.
It's not the railway's fault if the continent there is less than 100kms wide
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