New Mexican rail road opened by President of Mexico Adolfo Lopez Mateos.
LS. Zoom to medium shot of map showing Mexico. Tracking shot from front of train engine as it travels down a single track line in the Chihuahua, Mexico. LS. Diesel engine climbing track through mountain. Various tracking shots from train as it climbs through mountains. LS. Train climbing up through mountains. GV. Pan across rich agriculture of Los Mochis. MS. Man checking sugar cane before harvesting. MS. & CU. Tractor using discs. Tracking shot of line from front of train. LS. Pan, Santa Barbara Bridge. Various shots of crowds awaiting inauguration. MS. Teofilo Borunda, Governor of State of Chihuahua, speaking to crowd at the opening of new rail road in Mexico. MS. & CU. Tarahumara Indians in crowd. MS. Javier Barros Sierra, Secretary of State in the department of Communications, speaking to crowd. MS. Indian in crowd. MS. General Gabriel Leya, Governor of the State of Sinaloa, speaking to crowds. MS. Indian in crowd. MS. Adolfo Lopez Mateos, President of Mexico, gives inaugural address to crowd. GV. Mountainous area, pan to long shot of a diesel train leaving Santa Barbara Station. MS. Engine driver at controls. LS. Train climbing up mountain track. Tracking shot from rear of train looking back down track. GV. Pan over the harbour of Topolobampo.
Date found in the old record - 24/11/1961.