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Mogiana Railway Photographic Album

 Collection — Box: 2022-005
Identifier: 2022-005

Scope and Contents

Collection contains one photograph album from 1900 of 39 gelatin silver prints by photographer O. Sainati of Campinas-based Mogiana Railway stations, bridges, locomotives, and surrounding everyday life. The album is comprised of 39 card stock leaves with one photograph per page, mounted with original captions. The Mogiana stations focused primarily on the railway line between Jaguarina and Cravinhos in the Sao Paulo state of Brazil.


  • 1900

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Biographical / Historical

The Mogiana Railway Company was privately founded in 1872 as a means of connecting the coastal ports with the Mogiana Coffee plantations in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The rail company had their headquarters and workshop in Campinas, where they built their own steam locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and spare parts. By the 1920s Mogiana Railways had developed a network of nearly 2000 kilometers of rail lines connecting about 150 stations throughout the state. These lines would eventually spread into the Minas Gerais state to the north.

Because of financial difficulties in 1971, Mogiana Railways was incorporated into the state owned Ferrocarril del Pacifico S.A. (FEPASA) rail services system. FEPASA reconstructed and electrified much of the former Mogiana railways which concluded with a route of straighter rail systems further out from major cities for the purpose of freight hauling. The last passenger trains ran on the former Mogiana rails in 1997.


1 Linear Feet (1 large document box) : Mild silvering and some images with wormholes. Several mounts with mild water stains

Language of Materials


Guide to the Mogiana Railway Photographic Album
August 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266