Mexican Railroads in N Scale

By | January 15, 2017

Published January 15, 2017
Updated January 19, 2017
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I like Mexican railroads. I see a lot of Ferromex locomotives and auto carriers on the local UP lines. I live near the UP’s Sunset Route from Long Beach, CA to Yuma, AZ. There isn’t much out there in N scale representing Ferromex or any of the other Mexican railroads, so I thought I start making notes when I find stuff.

Prototype Mexican Railroads

Class I Railroads

  • Ferromex (Ferrocarril Mexicano), 1998–present, reporting mark FXE
  • Kansas City Southern de México, 1997–present, reporting mark KCSM, TFM

Short Line Railroads

  • Ferrocarril y Terminal del Valle de México (Ferrovalle), 1998–present, reporting mark ____
  • Ferrosur (Ferrocarril del Sureste), 1998–present, reporting mark FSRR
  • Línea Coahuila Durango, 1998–present, reporting mark LFCD
  • Baja California Railroad, 2010–present, reporting mark BJRR
  • CG Railway, 2000–present, reporting mark CGR
  • Ferrocarril Transistmico
  • Ferrocarril Chiapas-Mayab (FCCM)

Fallen Flag Railroads

  • Ferrocarril Aguacalientes
  • Ferrocarril Atlamaxac
  • Carrizo Gorge de México (Carrizo Gorge Railway), 1997–2012, reporting mark CZRY
  • Ferrocarril Cazadero la Torre y Tepetongo
  • Ferrocarril Cazadero y San Pablo
  • Ferrocarril Cazadero y Solis
  • Ferrocarril Central Mexicano (see also Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico)
  • Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico, reporting mark CHP. Now operated as a passenger line by Ferromex (FXE)
  • Ferrocarril Coahuila y Zacatecas
  • Ferrocarril de Córdoba a Huatusco
  • Ferrocarril Desague del Valle de Mexico
  • El Oro Mining and Railway Company
  • El Paso Southern Railway (see Mexico North Western Railway)
  • Ferrocarril Guanajuato a San Luis de la Paz y Pozos
  • Ferrocarril Hidalgo y Nordeste
  • Ferrocarril de Hornos
  • Ferrocarril Inter-California
  • Ferrocarril Interoceanico
  • Ferrocarril Ixtlahuaca
  • Ferrocarril Jalapa y Cordoba
  • Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway
  • Ferrocarril Mapimi
  • Ferrocarril Matehuala
  • Ferrocarril Merida a Calkini
  • Ferrocarril de Merida a Peto
  • Ferrocarril Merida a Valladolid
  • Ferrocarril Mexicali y Golfo
  • Ferrocarril Mexicano (FCM)
  • Ferrocarril Mexicano del Sur
  • Mexico North Western Railway
  • Ferrocarril Michoacan y Pacifico
  • Ferrocarril Monte Alto y Tlalnepantla
  • Monterrey Mineral and Terminal Railway
  • Ferrocarril Nacozari
  • Ferrocarril Nacional de la Baja California
  • Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (N de M, also FNM), 1903–1995, reporting marks NDEM, NDM, NDMZ
  • Ferrocarril Oaxaca a Ejutla
  • Ferrocarril del Pacifico (FCP)
  • Panuco Mountain and Monclova Railroad
  • Ferrocarril Parral y Durango
  • Ferrocarril Peninsular de Merida-Yucatan
  • Potosi Central Railroad
  • Ferrocarril Potosi y Rio Verde (FPyRv)
  • Rio Grande, Sierra Madre & Pacific Railway (see Mexico North Western Railway)
  • Ferrocarril San Gregorio
  • Ferrocarril San Marcos a Huajapan de Leon
  • Ferrocarril San Rafael y Atlixco
  • Sinaloa and Durango Railroad
  • Ferrocarril Sonora-Baja California (SBC)
  • Southern Pacific of Mexico
  • Ferrocarril de Tacubaya
  • Ferrocarril Tlacotepec a Huajapan de Leon
  • Ferrocarril Toluca y Zitacuaro
  • Ferrocarril Toluca a Tenango y San Juan
  • Ferrocarril Torres a Prietas
  • Tehuantepec National Railway (see Ferrocarril Transismitico)
  • Ferrocarriles Unidos del Sureste (FUS)
  • Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán (U de Y)
  • Ferrocarril del Valle de Mexico
  • Ferrocarril Vanegas, Cedral, y Rio Verde
  • Ferrocarril Vera Cruz a Anton Lizardo y Alvarado

N Scale Models

Ferromex (FXE)

Ferromex (Ferrocarril Mexicano)
1998–present
Reporting mark FXE

  • FXE 3109 — SD40-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69330-01(D)(S)).
  • FXE 3116 — SD40-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69330-02(D)(S)).
  • FXE 3143 — SD40-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69330-03(D)(S)).
  • FXE 3150 — SD40-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69330-04(D)(S)).
  • FXE 310442/ETTX 704040 — 89’ Tri-Level Closed Auto Rack with Love/Hate Graffiti (Micro-Trains Line #111 44 190), released October 2008.
  • FXE 320427/TTGX 992239 —  89’ Tri-Level Closed Auto Rack (Micro-Trains Line #111 00 122), released October 2008.
  • FXE 320451/TTGX 992134 —  89’ Tri-Level Closed Auto Rack (Micro-Trains Line #111 00 121)
  • FXE 913704 — 52’6” Corrugated Side Gondola (InterMountain #6507007-01)
  • FXE 913708 — 52’6” Corrugated Side Gondola (InterMountain #6507007-02)
  • FXE 913729 — 52’6” Corrugated Side Gondola (InterMountain #6507007-03)
  • FXE 913736 — 52’6” Corrugated Side Gondola (InterMountain #6507007-04)
  • FXE 913750 — 52’6” Corrugated Side Gondola (InterMountain #6507007-05)
  • FXE 913759 — 52’6” Corrugated Side Gondola (InterMountain #6507007-06)
  • TTGX 158460 — 89’ Tri-Level Closed Auto Rack (Con-Cor #14750)
  • TTGX 158523 — 89’ Tri-Level Closed Auto Rack (Con-Cor #14752)
  • TTGX 980623 — Bi-Level Auto Rack (Red Caboose #RM-19228-01)
  • TTGX 980711 — Bi-Level Auto Rack (Red Caboose #RM-19228-02)
  • TTGX 980767 — Bi-Level Auto Rack (Red Caboose #RM-19228-03)
  • TTGX 980801 — Bi-Level Auto Rack (Red Caboose #RM-19228-04)
  • TTGX 980846 — Bi-Level Auto Rack (Red Caboose #RM-19228-05)
  • TTGX 981212 — Bi-Level Auto Rack (Red Caboose #RM-19228-06)
  • _____ — Auto-Max Articulated SUV Carrier — Ferromex #1 (Athearn #10629)
  • _____ — Auto-Max Articulated SUV Carrier — Ferromex #2 (Athearn #10630)
  • _____ — Auto-Max Articulated SUV Carrier — Ferromex #3 (Athearn #10631)

Ferrosur (FSRR)

Ferrosur (Ferrocarril del Sureste)
1998–present
Reporting mark FSRR

  • _____ — Auto-Max Articulated SUV Carrier — FerroSur #1 (Athearn #10632)
  • _____ — Auto-Max Articulated SUV Carrier — FerroSur #2 (Athearn #10633)
  • _____ — Auto-Max Articulated SUV Carrier — FerroSur #3 (Athearn #10634)

Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM)

Kansas City Southern de México
1997–present
Reporting marks KCSM, TFM
Formerly Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM)

  • KCSM 70407 — 60’ Wood Deck Flat Car (InterMountain #66424-01*).
  • KCSM 70453 — 60’ Wood Deck Flat Car (InterMountain #66424-02*).
  • KCSM 70478 — 60’ Wood Deck Flat Car (InterMountain #66424-03*).
  • KCSM 70502 — 60’ Wood Deck Flat Car (InterMountain #66424-04*).
  • KCSM 70513 — 60’ Wood Deck Flat Car (InterMountain #66424-05*).
  • KCSM 70520 — 60’ Wood Deck Flat Car (InterMountain #66424-06*).
  • TFM 1505 — SD45-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69590-01)
  • TFM 1522 — SD45-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69590-02)

* Not 100% sure about these.

Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (NDEM, NDM, NDMZ)

Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (N de M, also FNM)
1903–1995
Reporting marks NDEM, NDM, NDMZ

  • NDEM 5631 — RS-1 Locomotive (Atlas 40 001 773), released October 2014.
  • NDEM 5645 — RS-1 Locomotive (Atlas 40 001 774), released October 2014.
  • NDEM 6311 — EMD F7A Locomotive (InterMountain #69267-01(D)(S))
  • NDEM 6318 — EMD F7A Locomotive (InterMountain #69267-02(D)(S))
  • NDEM 6322 — EMD F7A Locomotive (InterMountain #69267-03(D)(S))
  • NDEM 6325 — EMD F7A Locomotive (InterMountain #69267-04(D)(S))
  • NDEM 6327B — EMD F7B Locomotive (InterMountain #69767-01(D)(S))
  • NDEM 6328B — EMD F7B Locomotive (InterMountain #69767-02(D)(S))
  • NDEM 6403 — Centipede Locomotive (Broadway Limited 3148), released February 2015.
  • NDEM 6406 — Centipede Locomotive (Broadway Limited 3149), released February 2015.
  • NDEM 6900 — RSD-4/5 Locomotive (Atlas 40 000 534), released January 1, 2013.
  • NDEM 6901 — RSD-4/5 Locomotive (Atlas 40 000 535), released January 1, 2013.
  • NDEM 7201 — RS-11 Locomotive (Atlas 42664 or 42751), released April 2011.
  • NDEM 7209 — RS-11 Locomotive (Atlas 42665 or 42752), released April 2011.
  • NDEM 8716 — SD40-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69359-01(D)(S))
  • NDEM 8725 — SD40-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69359-02(D)(S))
  • NDEM 8743 — SD40-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69359-03(D)(S))
  • NDEM 8744 — SD40-2 Locomotive (InterMountain #69359-04(D)(S))
  • NDEM 9204 — GP38-2 Locomotive (Atlas 40 002 307 or 40 002 317), released June 1, 2016.
  • NDEM 9205 — GP38-2 Locomotive (Atlas 40 002 308 or 40 002 318), released June 1, 2016.
  • NDEM 9211 — GP38-2 Locomotive (Atlas 40 002 309 or 40 002 319), released June 1, 2016.
  • NDEM 39190 — 50’ Flatcar, Stakes (Atlas 38201), released December 1, 2012.
  • NDEM 63317 — 40’ Boxcar, Steel, Single Sliding Door (Micro-Trains 020 00 730), released October 1, 2005.
  • NDEM 63362 — Boxcar, Steel, 40 Foot, Single Sliding Door, without Roofwalk (Micro-Trains 024 00 350), released November 1, 2011.
  • NDEM 79947 — Boxcar, 50 Foot, Single Door (Atlas 50 001 104), released March 2013.
  • NDEM 79952 — Boxcar, 50 Foot, Single Door (Atlas 50 001 105), released March 2013.
  • NDEM 87772 — Gondola, 42 Foot (Atlas 50 001 368), released May 2013.
  • NDEM 87779 — Gondola, 42 Foot (Atlas 50 001 369), released May 2013.
  • NDEM 101011 — Box Car, 50 Foot, Single Door ACF (Atlas 20 001 826), released November 2012.
  • NDEM 101412 — Box Car, 50 Foot, Single Door ACF (Atlas 20 001 827), released November 2012.
  • NDEM 102495 — Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC Single Door (Micro-Trains 025 00 320), released January 1986.
  • NDEM 102755 — 50’ Boxcar,  FMC Single Door (Micro-Trains #025 00 320), released April 2001.
  • NDEM 118238 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65131-04).

Ferrocarril del Pacifico (FCP)

Ferrocarril del Pacifico
1950–1987
Reporting mark FCP

  • FCP 807 — RSD-4/5 Locomotive (Atlas 40 000 532), released January 1, 2013.
  • FCP 818 — RSD-4/5 Locomotive (Atlas 40 000 533), released January 1, 2013.
  • FCP 1972 — Centralia Car Shops 56-Seat Coach Passenger Car (InterMountain #CCS6622-01). There may be three more road numbers available.
  • FCP 21013 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-01), released January 1, 2010.
  • FCP 21020 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-07), released January 1, 2014.
  • FCP 21031 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-13), released January 1, 2016.
  • FCP 21058 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-02), released January 1, 2010.
  • FCP 21086 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-14), released January 1, 2016.
  • FCP 21132 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-08), released January 1, 2014.
  • FCP 21149 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-03). released January 1, 2010.
  • FCP 21165 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-15), released January 1, 2016.
  • FCP 21187 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-09), released January 1, 2014.
  • FCP 21226 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-04), released January 1, 2010.
  • FCP 21241 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-10), released January 1, 2014.
  • FCP 21257 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-16), released January 1, 2016.
  • FCP 21263 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-11), released January 1, 2014.
  • FCP 21274 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-05), released January 1, 2010.
  • FCP 21308 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-17), released January 1, 2016.
  • FCP 21315 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-12), released January 1, 2014.
  • FCP 21344 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-18), released January 1, 2016.
  • FCP 21395 — Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical, Through Hatch (InterMountain 65132-06), released January 1, 2010.

Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico (CHP)

  • CHP 112 — Passenger Car, Harriman, 60 Foot (Wheels of Time 329), released October 1, 2015.
  • CHP 113 — Passenger Car, Harriman, 60 Foot (Wheels of Time 330), released October 1, 2015.

Other

Mexican Petroleum Co.

Owned by Douglas Ray Gregory, Mexican?

  • MPLX 1456 — 39’ Single Dome Tank Car (Micro-Trains Line #065 00 840).

References

6 thoughts on “Mexican Railroads in N Scale

  1. Elson T. (Metro Red Line)

    Micro Trains makes a Ferromex 89′ tri-level autorack car. It came out around 2014 or 2015. I have one!

    Reply
    1. Administrator Post author

      I have two of the Micro-Trains Ferromex 89’ tri-level auto racks. I haven’t added them to the list yet because they’re in a box somewhere and I haven’t pulled them out yet to check the numbers. I know for sure I had them as far back as 2013.

      Reply
  2. Scott Ryerson

    You are missing a lot of stuff, esp early. An avid collector from Baja, Juan Cabuto, has an N scale Mexlist Let me know by email if you are interested in more info. — Scott

    Reply
    1. Administrator Post author

      Sure! I’d like to find out more about Mexican railroads. I model in N scale, so that is of particular interest to me. Thanks.

      Reply
  3. Juan Cabuto

    Hi…..!!!

    I am Juan Cabuto and friend of Scott Ryerson.

    We can share updated data of N scale models of Mexican Lines.

    Yours,

    Juan.

    Reply
  4. Luis

    Good list. Ferrosur locomotives are made by Fox valley. They’re painted just like Ferromex. I wish they did the green ones too.

    Reply

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