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160th anniversary of Turkish railways – Ottoman period


Turkish State Railways (TCDD), celebrated its 160th anniversary with a cocktail at Innotrans.

TCDD was founded as a state railways in 1927. However, Anatolia was first introduced with railway with giving English company (Ottoman Railway Company – ORC) privilege to construct and operate Izmir-Aydin railway. This date is taken as anniversary date by TCDD.

What’s inside?

First initiatives (1851-1872)
Growth (1873-1918)

Cover Photo: TCDD ©

Written by Onur Uysal

Railway consultant. Owner of RT Media & Consultancy. Founder and editor of Rail Turkey.

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