Over-100-year-old steam locomotives are being restored for Colonial Havana
The Monument Restoration Enterprise that belongs to the City’s Historian Office (OHC) built this outdoor museum that will be opened to the public this upcoming 17th as part of the celebrations of the founding of Havana city.
Eloy Bueno, the work’s supervisor, told ACN that this investment is part of the efforts to preserve the patrimonial values of railways in Cuba, the first Latin American nation to have this transportation system.
Therefore, he said, they are setting an exhibition with four over-100-year-old steam locomotives, including the 1878 Baldwin locomotive that shows its original number 1112, which was used on the making of the movie on Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, by Fernando Perez.
Architect Yaniset Castillo pointed out that after the reorganization of the sugar industry in Cuba a couple of years ago, the OHC located and organized over 40 steam locomotives around the country in order to preserve them and show them in museums.
At the moment 23 of them have been brought to this capital, out of which 6 will be exhibited in this park while one will give tour trips on the Port’s Avenue.
Next November 16th, Havana city celebrates its 490 anniversary and the OHC joins the city people and authorities to pay homage to it.