Petra, the famous locomotive from the Mexican Revolution

Petra, the famous locomotive from the Mexican Revolution
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Petra is a 130 years old steam locomotive that weighs 66 tonnes and is 15.6 meters long and 3.7 meters tall

One of the activities to commemorate the Mexican Revolution is the installation of the Petra locomotive at Mexico City’s main square

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The locomotive is named after Petra Herrera, who was an outstanding leader of a women's army during the Revolution

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Petra, the famous locomotive from the Mexican Revolution

The name of the machine was chosen by the Presidential Commission for the Commemoration of Historical Facts, Processes, and Figures of Mexico

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Petra, the famous locomotive from the Mexican Revolution

The locomotive was manufactured in 1889

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Petra, the famous locomotive from the Mexican Revolution

Petra weighs 66 tonnes

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Petra, the famous locomotive from the Mexican Revolution

It is 15.6 meters long and 3.7 meters tall

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The 130 years old machine is under the care of the Railroad Workers Museum

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Petra is a steam locomotive of narrow gauge made by Alco (American Locomotive Company)

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It was purchased by the Interoceanic Central Railroad (FCI)

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It offered a mixed service, that is, it made bulk trips and transported passengers

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The machine had up to 25 wagons

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On a single trip, Petra transported nearly 100 persons

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Petra left her home to make a short visit to Mexico City’s main square, best known as Zócalo

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Railroads were highly used during the Mexican Revolution

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The Revolution could not be understood without trains; the iron horses were fundamental during that time

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Petra is painted in black, silver, and red, and it has the number 67 and the letters FCI. It looks as new, however, many parts have been stolen from the machine

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The recreation of the train will be available until Sunday, November 25

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Petra, the famous locomotive from the Mexican Revolution

November 20 marked the 109 anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution. The government headed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that there would be different activities, one of them the installation of the Petra locomotive, at Mexico City’s main square.
 

The locomotive is named after Petra Herrera, who was the leader of a women’s brigade during the Storming of Torreón. The name of the machine was chosen by the Presidential Commission for the Commemoration of Historical Facts, Processes, and Figures of Mexico, according to Felipe Ávila, director of the National Institute of Historical Studies of Mexico’s Revolution.

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