The Jamaican railway originated as a private and small undertaking in 1843 by the Smith’s Brother who proposed to construct a rail system. Its major role, initially was the transportation of goods and people. The discovery of bauxite in the 1940s, brought about the need to utilized railway as the preferred mode of transporting the bauxite extract to be processed and shipped. In 1992, public rail transport services stopped operating, although bauxite industry (bauxite mining) continue to operate using the Jamaica Railway Corporation lines. To-date, plans are being pursued to restore the railway network, and increase mobility in Jamaica.