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Name of Object:

Anatolian Railways


Istanbul, Turkey

Holding Museum:

Istanbul University, Nadir Eserler Kütüphanesi (Rare Books Library)


19th century

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During the 19th century, new technologies radically transformed both travel and communications. The first railway in Anatolia was made between Izmir-Aydin. the Ottoman railways mainly was carried out during the period of II. Abdulhamit Han. The first railway in the Republic of Turkey was part of the İzmir-Aydın line that founded by a British company in 1860. And then it was laid İzmir-Kasaba Line in 1865, Rumeli Railway line in 1869–1877, Anatolia-Baghdad in 1872, Mudanya-Bursa in 1892...

Citation of this web page:

 "Anatolian Railways" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;tr;123;en&id=communication_and_transportation

MWNF Working Number: TR2 119