Saturday, 6 November 2010

Estación celebrates 120 years of the railway station

Estación de Jimena, now poignantly if slowly changing its name to Los Ángeles, is about to celebrate the arrival of the railway to this distant corner of the Campo de Gibraltar. Celebrations for its 120th anniversary are to take place on November 20 next although the station itself was actually inaugurated on October 6, 1890. The central event of the celebrations is scheduled to be held at the Reina Sofía Cultural Centre at 5pm with talks by historian Juan Carlos Pardo, José Manuel Sampedro representing the Friends of the Algeciras Railway association, and local researcher Juan María Moreno Vega, whom we happened to run into yesterday doing some research on the subject, particularly as it affected the life of Jimena as a whole (we pointed him to an item we ran last February). We will be publishing our own little item about the Algeciras-Ronda railway that was built by the British - watch this space!

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