Railway communication is provided by the Mexican National which crosses the northern end of the state, the Belgian line from Monterrey to Tampico, and a branch of the Mexican Central from San Luis Potosi to Tampico.
The capital of Tamaulipas is Ciudad Victoria (pop. in 1900, 10,086), a small sierra town on the Monterrey and Tampico railway about 120 m.
Of Monterrey; San Carlos (6871 in 18 95), 57 m.
The state is well served with railways, the capital, Monterrey, being one of the most important railway centres in northern Mexico.
C. de Monterrey al Golfo Mexicano) runs from Tampico N.N.W.
To Monterrey, and thence westward to Trevino (formerly Venadito) in Coahuila, a station on the Mexican International.
Monterrey is connected with Tampico by a Belgian line known as the F.C. de Monterrey al Golfo Mexicano, and the capital is to have direct connexion with the Pacific, other than the F.C. Interoceanico, by a line through Cuernavaca and Iguala to the coast.
A British consular report for 1904 stated that Mexico City and Torreon only were using electric traction, but that Guadalajara, Monterrey, Aguascalientes, Lagos, Colima, Vera Cruz and San Luis Potosi would soon be using it.
Taylor formed a new base of operations at Camargo, farther up the river, and from this point, in August began an advance towards Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon.
MONTERREY (usually spelled Monterey in English), a city of Mexico and capital of the state of Nuevo Leon, 606 m.
Monterrey is laid out with broad, straight streets crossing each other at right angles, and spreads over a large area.
Monterrey is the most important centre of northern Mexico, and large sums of foreign capital have been invested in its industries.
Monterrey was founded in 1560 under the name of Santa Lucia de Leon; and in 1596, as Monterrey, was raised to the dignity of a city.
Monterrey was defended by a Mexican force of about io,000 under General Pedro de Ampudia.
Worth carried the forts west of Monterrey, and on the 23rd attacked the western part of the city, the troops slowly working their way toward the central plaza.