Estrada de Ferro Sorocabana
This was one of the biggest railroads that served the São Paulo state. Alas,
it was owned by the government of this state during most of its life. Founded
in the 1870's, its tracks reached all the south portion of the São Paulo
state, but there was also
some branches serving the city of Campinas, the southeast region of the state
and its seaside. In 1935, with the inauguration of the Mayrink-Santos
branch, this railroad terminated the transport monopoly of the São Paulo
Railway between São Paulo highlands and Santos harbour. In 1948, as São Paulo
Railway was take over by Brazilian government, E.F. Sorocabana built another
direct link between São Paulo city and Santos. In 1971 it was merged with
other São Paulo state railroads into only one company,
FEPASA, Ferrovias Paulistas S.A. This latter company
was privatized in 1998, forming the Ferrovias Bandeirantes S.A. - FERROBAN
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Last Update: 09 March 2003
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