Today in History: 1 January 1920 Railway Battalion in Yahsihan

Today in History
January 1, 1920 Railway Battalion was established in Yahşihan. The battalion, which was sent to Eskişehir and Afyon, ensured the evacuation of Eskisehir with 20 machines and 500 wagons with the withdrawal of the army to Sakarya during the battles in Kütahya.
1 January 1921 The first railway group established in Yozgat Elmadağ was transformed into a battalion and transferred to Yahşihan. The battalion will then be transferred to Eskisehir and from there to Afyon.
1 January 1923 The Sarıkamış-Kars-Kızılçakçak line was connected to the General Directorate of Railways and Ports.
1 January 1937 After the purchase of the Eastern Railways, the first train under the government administration departed from Sirkeci to Edirne. A ceremony was held in Istanbul and Edirne due to the opening.
1 January 1942 Bismil-Sinari line is opened.
1 January 1944 Tavşanlı-Tunçbilek line was purchased.
1 January 1948 Fevzipaşa-Nusaybin (381km) and Derbesiye-Mardin line (24 km) were operated by Cenup Railways Türk AŞ in accordance with 7 April 1934 agreement. The concession period was over and it was transferred to the State Railways. These lines were made between 1912-17.
1 January 1951 Hasankale-Horasan (45 km) line is in operation.
January 1, 1978 Railroad Vocational School Alumni Association Occupational Cultural and Social Solidarity Magazine DE-MOK was published in Ankara.

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