More than 100 years ago, the British capital was having business in Argentina since 1870. In 1921 they built two paralell lines of electric trains that went from Retiro Srarion to Tigre, using the well remembered Metropoolitan Vickers carriages, They offered a quuck travek along the northwestern coast from BA and helped to develope small populations like Nunez, Rivadavia, Vicente Lopez,Olivos, La Lucila, Acassuso and San Isidro, ending in Tigre.
Here are some photos of these trains which served from 1921 to 1960, with more speed than nowadays, Frequencies were every 11 minutes.
The carriages were designed specially for the weather of BA, often warm.That is the reason of the ventilators in the ceiling of the carriages.
The interior was lavish, plenty of fine wood and very comfortable seats. There were special rooms for smokers and non smokers.
Other electric line was in the FCO (Ferrocarril Oeste) now called Sarmiento.
A good new was that the employees were fairly paid and they can retire al 50 years, having a wage almost the same as when they were working. The railways were the first private investors which gave retirement to the aged employees. I remember having members of my family thay were employees of the Railways, and they were looking with respect and appreciation. The best job was being an engineer in the locomotives, almost as a pilot of a huge commercial plane,