A model of a Cuban railroad, represented in a 1:48 scale miniature, has been donated to the Cuban Railroad Museum by its builder, Englishman Peter Smith
Following a two-year exposition in England, the representation will be exhibited in Cuba starting November 19; this date was selected to celebrate the third anniversary of the museum and the 168th anniversary of the first Cuban railroad line. Cuba was the sixth country in the world to have a railroad (from 1837) and is the only island of the Caribbean that still has one.
The mockup includes landscapes, town sceneries, a sugar mill, different locomotive models and their wagons.
Mr. Smith has visited Cuba on several occasions since 2000 to participate in international steam railroad conferences held on the island. A long standing member of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society he has writen articles on various aspect of railway history.