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21/11/2019
11:50
EL UNIVERSAL in English/Miranda Perea
Mexico City

Petra, the famous locomotive from the Mexican Revolution

Petra is a 130 years old steam locomotive that weighs 66 tonnes and is 15.6 meters long and 3.7 meters tall

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.
 

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Petra, the famous locomotive named after a Mexican revolutionary woman

Petra is a 130 years old steam locomotive that weighs 66 tonnes and is 15.6 meters long and 3.7 meters tall
Petra, the famous locomotive named after a Mexican revolutionary womanPetra, the famous locomotive named after a Mexican revolutionary woman

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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