If we agree that culture is: everything the man does, creates or complies, we can affirm that argentina’s culture is everything people did, made, created, created, conformed and comprise, within the limits of our territory. In this vital fluence argentina, we believe that there is a place for the railway, from that some visionaries, in the middle of the last century, believed that it had to incorporate the train as a tool for progress, and put into effect a 30 August 1857. Although it is patently obvious, the development of the railroad, could not escape the ups and downs of our eventful history, nor can escape our present and our future, even as complex as the past preceding it. National and planetary events influenced on the railway, and this in his work, made its contribution to the Argentine becoming. Much has been written or researched on the railways in the country. And much of what was said has formulated it in controversial contexts. To study the topic since the beginning of the Decade of the seventies, it seems to us display different points of approaches to the issue.
Not without clarifying that the enunciation order does not indicate any precedence. Among these approaches are: eminently ideological type, type entrepreneur, technical, aesthetic types and Union types. Since the schemes often leave large segments of the reality outside, worth clarifying that these approaches are often intermixed in the course of events. Only through careful reading and/or observation, the subtle nuances can be noted. In addition, our experiences and studies, suggest us that there is a marked difference in perceptions of those who are linked to the railway work and those who think outside the same. And the remarkable thing is the divorce between the views ordinary people saved (particularly the most veteran) and those who think, influenced by the literature or media. More cultural phenomena, not born instantly, but they are developed over time, spanning several generations.