Breaking Ground Ceremony


February 15, 2000, Colon

Panama Canal Railway Company officially gave start to the historic reconstruction of the Panama Railroad in this ceremony that counted with the presence of Her Excellency, Mrs. Mireya Moscoso, President of the Republic of Panama, as well as many dignitaries from the public and private sector.

Vice President, D. Kayser Bazan, with the blowing of the whistle of locomotive “City of Colon ­ 1855”, named and numbered in honor of the City and year that originally gave birth to the railroad, marked the start of the reconstruction period.