Ferrocarril General Bartolome Mitre
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Ferrocarril General Bartolome Mitre (FCGBM), named after the former Argentine president Bartolome Mitre, was one of the six state-owned Argentine railway companies formed after President Juan Peron's nationalisation of the railway network in 1948. The six companies, managed by Ferrocarriles Argentinos were later broken up during the process of railway privatisation beginning in 1991 during Carlos Menem's presidency.
The FCGBM incorporated the British-owned broad gauge company, Central Argentine Railway, and the northern section of the French-owned broad gauge Ferrocarril Rosario y Puerto Belgrano.
The principal lines departed from Retiro railway terminus in Buenos Aires to the north through the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Cordoba, Santiago del Estero and Tucuman.
In the metropolitan sector of the City of Buenos Aires there is an electrified commuter branch that operates from the Retiro railway terminus in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Retiro, to several suburban locations in Greater Buenos Aires.
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