Railroads of Honduras
||Ferrocarril Nacional de Honduras (FNH)|
||San Pedro Sula: +504 553 2997, Mr José A. Muòoz (Spanish)
La Ceiba: +504 443 3525, Ms Rosaria Uclis (Spanish)
La Unión (Cuero y Salado): +504 443 3235 (Spanish)
||State corporation. Three isolated segments operate:|
1. San Pedro Sula - Puerto Cortés (approx. 50 km): Occasional cargo transport, especially of wood to the port. Passenger trains San Pedro Sula (or Puerto Cortés) - Barracoa - Tela suspended.
2. City Rail in La Ceiba (approx. 3 km): Only passenger trains between downtown and western suburb (Col. Sitramacsa) - see map. No schedule, trains run about every half-hour 6 am - 6 pm. Ken Davey informed me on March 31, 2007 by mail, that these trains have been suspended since November 2006. As apparent from a picture, the operation of such big engines could not be profitable given the current high fuel prices.
3. According to Let's Go guidebook and Colin Churcher, about 10 km of track near La Unión (former line Tela - La Ceiba) is used to transport coconuts from plantations or tourists to Cuero y Salado National Park (order a ride on a number listed above).
||La Ceiba City Rail|
Pictures of Honduras Railroads
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||Photographs, timetables and maps of Honduran and other Latin American railroads.|
||Report from Cuero y Salado Park, which can be reached by a passenger train.|
|Honduras Coconut Railway
||Report from a ride on a track car from La Ceiba to Sambo Creek (no longer possible) and from La Unión to Cuero y Salado in 1997 (Colin Churcher)|
|Rail essay - La Ceiba
||City rail in La Ceiba - high-resolution photographs with a description and a map|
Update: 2006.07.04 (data from January 2005)
© Jan Peula, 2005-6