The Madeira-Mamoré railway station is part of the railway complex built at the beginning of the 20th century. The EFMM (Madeira-Mamoré Railway) was the 15th railway to be built in the country, with construction taking place between 1907 and 1912. It stretches 366 kilometres across the Amazon, linking Porto Velho to Guajará-Mirim, cities founded by the EFMM. After two failed attempts to build it in the 19th century, the myth spread that even with all the money in the world and half its population working on its construction, it would be impossible to build it. The American entrepreneur Percival Farquar accepted the challenge and allegedly said, "(...) it's going to be my calling card". It was the first major American civil engineering project outside the United States, following the start of construction work on the Panama Canal, which at the time was still in progress. The tourist complex in the city of Porto Velho, in Rondônia-Brazil, is closed to visitors as it is being revitalised.

Fuente: Agencia Amazon

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