Railway Station in the City of Aguascalientes and its Housing Complex
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Aguascalientes' railway station facilities were, built after the arrival in 1884 of the first locomotive engine. Later, in 1897, the general repair shops were built, and were in use practically during the whole XX century, laid out over an average of 80 hectares, not .including the housing complex that developed alongside. To this day, these railway facilities are the largest of their kind in the country. The design and construction guidelines of the time have been preserved, It is therefore easy to identify all component features: passengers' station, cargo loading areas, yard chief s office, the dismantling and fluxes or welding shops, the limber and trolley department, engine shop, the water reservoir building and various other workshops. Ferronales neighbourhood, a housing complex built for yard employees, is of no less importance. It is made up of town houses, semi-detached or duplex, located always at the centre of each lot. The use of tin roofs, basements and porticoes clearly prevails. The vegetation surrounding the complex, which includes huge, 40-metre tall eucalyptus trees, is also noteworthy.