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SUBTE Linea A - 2011
Buenos Aires

Wikipedia :"Los coches La Brugeoise constituyen parte del material rodante de la Línea A (Subte de Buenos Aires) desde su inauguración en 1913. Sus carrocerías están completamente realizadas en madera, aunque su diseño actual no es el original de fábrica. Fueron construidos por la empresa La Brugeoise et Nicaise et Delcuve, de la ciudad de Brujas (Bélgica), entre 1911 y 1919.1 Ante el aumento del caudal de pasajeros, se fabricaron posteriormente en el país algunas unidades idénticas utilizando repuestos y rezagos. La flota de coches de la línea A es la más antigua del mundo en servicio comercial y es, también, un atractivo turístico de la capital argentina además de parte de su patrimonio cultural.2 Se los conoce coloquialmente como los belgas o las brujas, en referencia a su país y ciudad de origen respectivamente."

Copyright: Willy Kaemena
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Uploaded: 06/03/2013
Updated: 09/06/2014
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Tags: train; rail
  • ruben dario over 1 year ago
    Es un muy buen recuerdo. Hoy en día ya fueron reemplazados por nuevos coches.
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