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History of Rail in Europe

Railway History in Europe

Signicicant Dates in European Rail History

•  c. 600BC - 100CE

Greece and Roman Empire

Wagonways used to transport goods in limestone cut tracks

•  circa 1550


Wooden tracks used to transport ore from mines

•  1970's


Diesel and Electic replaces Steam as locomotive of commercial choice


For more information on the history of rail please visit the following websites:-

Wikipedia - History of Rail Transport

NOTE: All links are to English versions of the websites. Most are in local languages. If links are broken (as websites often change their templates) simply go to the home page listed and search for the country of interest.


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