Yesterday and Today Railways

It was perhaps one of the most critical days of the War of Independence. The Turkish nation was one step behind the life and death war. Behiç Bey, who assumed responsibility for the railways in the war, received a telegram. The sender is Atatürk: hızlandır Accelerate the shipment; trains latest [more…]

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Intercity Railways

Railroad means strength and independence

In the early years of the Republic, a national and independent railway policy was pursued on the basis of development and defense. In the early years of the Republic, a national and independent railway policy was pursued on the basis of development and defense. Great impossibilities [more…]

hicaz rail
967 Yemen

About Hejaz Railway

The Ottoman Empire was very sensitive about the adaptation of modern technology to the country. For example, it is seen that communication technology such as the telegraph was transferred to the Ottoman country shortly after it started to be used in the West. Telegraph in 1832 to the west, [more…]

34 Istanbul

Haydarpaşa Station's enclosure

Haydarpaşa Train Station, which is obvious that it will fall into the lap of 'financing' with the fire caused by the subcontractor company that has undertaken the restoration, is being put up for sale with all its 'historical spirit'. To the aesthetics of the power, historical spaces, which are so burdened with the discourse of 'creating a conservative society', [more…]

Intercity Railways

Nostalgic express trains

I don't know if those born before 1960 will be able to remember. Now nostalgic Express trains used to depart from HAYDARPAŞA to ANATOLIA. Locomotive and passenger wagons of these trains are the restaurant (Restaurant wagon) and Sleeper wagons behind the train belonging to TCDD. [more…]


Double road out of rail

Does the AKP have a transportation policy? Does it have a style, a goal? For example, during the construction of double roads, the Republic was proud of making the longest roads in history. Now those double roads are falling, [more…]


Train is a life

The Train is a Life compilation is a valuable study of the trains, people who witness the cinema, coups, encounters and every aspect of life in the country. What kind of transportation is the train? According to some [more…]

Hejaz Railway
218 Libya

Ottoman Heritage Hejaz Railway

It turned out that Kastamonu gave the biggest support to the Hejaz Railway, which was built between Damascus and Medina between 1900 and 1908. One of the biggest projects in the last period of the Ottoman Empire. [more…]

34 Istanbul

Marmaray flesh bones

The 150-year-old dream that Turkey took over from the Ottoman Empire has come to life. Marmaray, which forms the backbone of our rail system, has come to an end. It will provide the passage of High Speed ​​​​Trains on the Marmaray line, which is shown as the most important project in the history of the Republic. [more…]