América Latina en la historia económica
versión On-line ISSN 2007-3496
FANDOS, Cecilia Alejandra. El Ferrocarril Central Norte en Argentina, sección San Miguel de Tucumán-San José de Metán (Salta), 1880-1885. Notas sobre tierras y actores sociales. Am. Lat. Hist. Econ [online]. 2011, n.35, pp.245-269. ISSN 2007-3496.
This article reviews the expansion of the "Central Norte" railway between 1880 and 1885. During this period of time, it stretched from the city of San Miguel de Tucumán up to the border of the Province of Salta. We intend to discuss the linking core between railway and land by analyzing this case. In this way, the Province of Tucumán shows a particular process of appropriation of the land with regard to many other regions of the country during the XIX th century. This should have lined the designed politics for the obtention of the necessary lands for the railway construction. Finally, and according to railway and economic business interests, we uphold that, despite the final positive balances of some private and public investments, they have been supported by agents related to a variety of economic activities.
Palabras llave : State railways; regional economy; land policies.