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160th anniversary of Turkish railways – Turkish Republic period


1951 – Kars and USSR border (now Armenia) were connected to national network. Wagon repair workshop was founded at Adapazarı (today Tüvasaş).

1953 – 337 km long railway was completed in the third 10 years of Turkish Republic. The railway directorate had become a public enterprise with today’s name, Turkish State Railways (TCDD).

First electric suburban train

1955 – The first suburban train running with electricity started service on Sirkeci-Halkalı stretch.

1957 – Train chash at Istanbul. The biggest train accident with 95 dead.

First loco produced in Turkey

1961 – First steam loco (Karakurt) was produced in Eskişehir Railway Plant (today Tülomsaş).

1963 – 226 km long railway was completed in the fourth 10 years of Turkish Republic.

1970 – Second track on Sincan-Ankara-Kayaş stretch constructed.

1971 – Edirne and Bulgarian border, Van and Iran border were connected to national network.

1973 – 320 km long railway was completed in the fifth 10 years of Turkish Republic.

1983 – 98 km long railway was completed in the sixth 10 years of Turkish Republic. .

First diesel loco produced in Turkey

1985 – First diesel electric mainline loco (DE 24000) was produced under the licences of Traction Export and Chantiers de L’Atlantique.

1986 – First DE 11000 mainline and shunting loco was produced under the licence of Krauss Maffei.

1987 – First DE 22000 mainline loco was produced under the licence of General Motors.

1987 – First electric loco (E 43000) was produced under the licence of Toshiba.

1993 – 95 km long railway was completed in the seventh 10 years of Turkish Republic.

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