baghdad railways
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Baghdad Railways

The 147-year history of the Baghdad Railway! Professor Edward Mead Earle wrote in his book ”1923” that Abdulhamid II prevented foreigners from settling along the road. According to Professor Earle, World War II Abdülhamit, in the recognition of some rights and [more…]

railway transportation in the ottoman empire
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Railway Transport in the Ottoman Empire

The railway method (policy) in the Ottoman Empire is the political thoughts of the Ottoman administrators within the borders of the Ottoman Empire. Road construction methods In the Ottoman Empire, road construction methods were used by local administrators for a long time only based on military needs. [more…]

osmanlidan gunumuze railway video
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Railways from Ottoman to Present

Despite the economic difficulties of the successive wars, the Ottoman Empire gave importance to railway projects. Projects such as Marmaray were even pronounced for the first time in this period. Continued in the early years of the Republic [more…]

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Dalaman Train Station

There is a station in Muğla Dalaman. To date, neither a train has arrived nor a single ticket has been bought from the box office. The summary of his story is, in one word, “confusion”… When the train station is mentioned, separations come to mind. [more…]


Last Trainer of Land Train

The last engine of the Black Train: Steam locomotives, which have been serving for years on the railways and started to entertain their visitors in museums when they left their place to the new generation attractors with the developing technology, documentary, series, film and advertisement [more…]


Dereyolu Heavy Attachment

Dereyolu Ağır Aksak: The construction of the road called 'Dereyolu' among the people, which was first brought to the agenda during the Ottoman Empire in 1880, but could not be realized due to wars and lack of money. [more…]

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Ottoman train in Israel

Ottoman train in Israel: Did you know that during the time of the Ottoman Empire, Israel's largest port, Haifa, could take a train to the Syrian capital by train? A group of Israeli historians advanced this historical railway [more…]


Who straddled the motherland from all four?

Who covered the homeland with iron nets from four heads? “It is these anchors that reduce the distance between Ankara and Sivas from ten days to one day. It is these anchors that bring abundance and wealth to arid fields and barren plains. This is not iron [more…]

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When Was the TCDD Established

The Republic of Turkey State Railways, or TCDD for short, is the official institution that regulates, operates and controls the railway transportation in the Republic of Turkey. During the Ottoman Empire, it was mostly used by the capital owners with the build-operate model. [more…]

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What Happens Since 2004

What has been happening in Haydarpasada since 2004 TMMOB Chamber of Architects Istanbul Büyükkent Branch, TMMOB Chamber of City Planners Istanbul Branch and United Transport Workers Union to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality; Haydarpasa Train Station, [more…]

Hicaz Railway documentary
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Hijaz Railway Documentary

Hejaz Railway, II. It is a part of the railways of the Ottoman Empire, which was built by Abdulhamid between Damascus and Medina in 1900-1908, starting from Istanbul. The German engineer Meissner was in charge of the technical work of the railway. Hejaz Railway [more…]


Hijaz Railway Exhibition Opening

Hicaz Railway Exhibition, which was previously exhibited in Kastamonu Municipality with its documents, reopens upon the demand from the public. 14 at Mustafa Kaya Anatolian High School under the name of “Great Respect for Ecdadımız an which is planned to be opened in Kastamonu in April. [more…]


How many km of rail was laid?

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, 10. For the Anthem of the Year, 'What did you knit?' When we say, we investigated how many kilometers of rails were laid. According to TCDD's 2011 activity report, 1923 was launched in 1951 with the railway [more…]