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Ponce - Puerto Rico

Ponce - Puerto Rico

Cromar White has recently been working on a project sponsored by the Mayor of Ponce on the southern Caribbean coast of Puerto Rico, which is about 120Km from the capital, San Juan. 

The Mayor obtained regional funding for this ambitious project at the Julio E Monagas park which has been doubled in size, added two new children's water attractions, plus numerous picnic tables with seating and sun roofs, barbeques and a 24" gauge railway having four stations and automated road crossing drop gate signals. The track is 5300 ft (1616M) long, weaving it's way through the existing mature park and into the newly landscaped extension with a number of interesting elevation and direction changes. The railway is already making it's mark as a local and regional "must visit" destination.

Cromar White project managed and performed the track and signal installations plus operational training and train commissioning.  

 

Apart from the 24" gauge track and, two Diesel powered CP173 locomotives each pulling six coaches, with a passenger carrying capacity of 100, the park benefitted from a new car park, huge coach/bus park, new picnic area, water features, toilets and a Barbeque facility.

When the park was opened in October 2008, 18,000 visitors passed through the park, on the first day.

See an overview of the park at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAHJb26u1P4