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.