657 - Bursa Mudanya demiryolu - Bursa Kent Müzesi

160th anniversary of Turkish railways – Turkish Republic period


Turkish State Railways (TCDD) is celebrating its 160th anniversary.

The history of railways of Anatolia started 160 years ago with Izmir-Aydin railway. European companies leaded the railway in Ottoman period, where State determined everything in Turkish Republic. The target of expanding railway network to all over Anatolia was the target. The network constructed at first years of Republic still carries the biggest portion of freight even today.

What’s inside?

Between 1923-1950
Between 1950-2000
After 2000

Cover Photo: Bursa City Museum ©

Written by Onur Uysal

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

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