caminos de hierro

Estación del Norte

The main railway station in Valencia. The name of the station is a reference to the Caminos de Hierro del Norte de España (Railways of the North of Spain), the railway company that constructed it and opened it in 1917. It was declared a Bien de Interés Cultural (Good of Cultural Heritage, a type of listed monument) in 1987.

Aureliano de Beruete - The Manzanares Under the Puente de los Franceses - 1906

The Manzanares  is a river in central Spain, which flows from the Sierra de Guadarrama, passes through Madrid, and eventually empties into the Jarama river, which in turn is a tributary to the Tagus.
In its urban section, the Manzanares River as it appears today, with a section of water several meters deep, in some parts navigable by canoes, is the result and the product of the work of dozens of years of channeling and damming.

The Puente de los Franceses (Bridge of the Frenchmen) railway viaduct is located in Madrid, Spain. Comprising five semi-circular brick skew arches, it was built in the second half of the 19th century to carry the railway line from the north (Madrid - Venta de Baños - Irun) across the River Manzanares. The bridge is named after the nationality of the engineers who devised the project, who were of French origin. The bridge is also known as the French Bridge. The bridge was built between 1860 and 1862, along with other construction work on the railway line to the north, which began in 1856, by the Compañía de los Caminos de Hierro del Norte de España.

Aureliano de Beruete (1845, Madrid - 1912, Madrid) was a Spanish landscape painter, art critic and social activist.